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E.ON is an international investor owned energy company, focusing entirely on energy networks, customer solutions and renewables with a headquarter in Essen, Germany. In the 2016 financial year, more than 40,000 employees from 90 nations generated sales of around EUR 38 billion. Around 33 million customers purchase gas and electricity from E.ON. Within the global renewables segment E.ON is a leading company. The company has already invested more than 10 billion Euro and operates nearly 5.4 gigawatts of renewable capacity. Sustainability has a high priority for E.ON. E.ON works continuously to improve its sustainability and to make it part of their DNA, so it will be seen in everything they do, at all levels and in every business area. 

News of our Members

02/02/2016 | E.ON’s renewables investments surpass €10 billion mark

A recent upgrade to Amrumbank West wind farm in the North Sea from 288 to 302 megawatts pushed E.ON’s net investments in renewables above €10 billion, more than any other German energy company.

10/07/2014 | E.ON named Corporate Investor of the Year

At the sixth Global Cleantech 100 Summit, held last evening in Washington D.C., E.ON was named Corporate Investor of the Year. The event was organized by the Cleantech Group, which conferred the award on the German energy company for its pacesetting investments in start-ups that develop and market environmentally and climate-friendly technology. E.ON has so far acquired stakes in ten cleantech start-ups in the United States and Europe.

05/21/2014 | E.ON awarded “European Cleantech Corporation of the Year”

E.ON received the “European Cleantech Corporation of the Year” award yesterday at the 10th European Cleantech Forum in Stockholm (Sweden), organized by Cleantech Group, developer of the i3 market intelligence platform. Every year, one company gets awarded for its significant action to promote innovation in green technology and environmentally friendly products and services.

04/10/2014 | E.ON utilises new offshore installation support vessel

The new installation support vessel of Norwegian marine operator Siem Offshore was christened “Siem Moxie” at the naming ceremony today at the port of Hamburg. E.ON is taking over the patronage of the ship.

01/15/2014 | E.ON: Construction begins on Amrumbank West wind farm in the North Sea

E.ON is further expanding its renewables business and has started construction of Amrumbank West wind farm in the North Sea. The first foundation was installed today 37 kilometer northwest of the island of Helgoland.

10/01/2013 | E.ON to open Kårehamn offshore wind farm in Sweden

E.ON has reached a new milestone in the development of renewables. In the presence of Swedish energy minister Anna-Karin Hatt it officially opened the Kårehamn offshore wind farm near the Swedish island of Öland in the Baltic Sea. The wind farm had already been connected to the grid a few weeks ago after only 19 months of construction. Kårehamn has a capacity of 48 megawatts and costs 120 million euros to build. 16 Vestas V112 turbines, each with a capacity of three megawatts, will produce enough electricity to power some 28,000 homes.


Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V.

econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organisations of German business specializing in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Founded in 2000 on the initiative of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the goal of econsense is to provide a dialogue platform and think tank, with the dual objectives of advancing sustainable development in business and assuming social responsibility.