Sustainability activities and results

 

Monitoring of relevant indicators and open communication of progress are integral to sustainability activities. We aim to provide detailed information on the implementation of our sustainability activities and we follow international requirements and standards in preparing public reports.

In pursuing its long-term strategy, Ignitis Group emphasises the importance of the decarbonisation of the energy sector, the modernisation of the energy system, the expansion of renewable energy, the development of innovative solutions and sustainable growth while adhering to the principles of environmental protection, social responsibility and good corporate governance.

The non-financial performance of Ignitis Group in the area of Environment, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) has been comprehensively assessed by Sustainalytics and MSCI.

Environmental protection

One of the priorities of responsible conduct of the Group is conserving environment and energy awareness. The Group contributes to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in the area of environmental protection by adhering to principles set out in the Environmental Policy.

In order to reduce the negative impact to the environment, the Group concentrates effort in those areas, where the impact is the greatest while action allows for best results. Ignitis Group has committed to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. In order to implement the target, the Group is investing in wind energy, increasing electricity distribution network efficiency, energy generation from waste and biomass as well as clean transport projects. In order to ensure continuous improvement of environmental protection effectiveness, the Group companies are encouraged to implement ISO 14001 standard.

GHG emissions

Climate change is one of our greatest challenges of the century that requires engagement from both the public and private sector as well as from each individual. Electricity and heat are the driving forces of the economy; however, according to the International Energy Agency, energy and heat generation sector contributes the most to global greenhouse gas emissions. Thus, the transformation and decarbonisation of the energy sector are vital to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and limiting the global temperature increase to 1.5°C.  

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of Ignitis Group 

Scope 1 – Direct GHG emissions 
Direct GHG emissions from GHG sources owned or controlled by the Group. Direct GHG emissions include: 

  • Emissions from mobile combustion sources associated with transport 
  • Emissions from own power generation facilities (stationary combustion) 
  • Fugitive methane (CH4) emissions (natural gas distribution) 
  • Fugitive emissions from refrigerant gases 

Scope 2 – Indirect GHG emissions 
Indirect GHG emissions come from electricity, heat or steam generation of external origin consumed by the organisation. Indirect GHG emissions include: 

  • Emissions associated with the consumption of electricity 
  • Emissions associated with the consumption of thermal energy 
  • Emissions associated with grid losses during the distribution of third-party power (electricity distribution) 

Scope 3 – Other indirect emissions 
All other indirect emissions of the Group’s activities which are emitted by sources that are not owned or controlled by the Group. Other indirect emissions include emissions from: 

  • Purchased goods and services – third-party emissions from manufacturing of the goods and services used by the Group in its operations 
  • Fuel- and energy-related activities – third-party emissions from extraction, production, and transportation of fuels and electricity purchased by the Group from third parties for sale to end users  
  • Upstream transportation and distribution – third-party emissions associated with transportation of goods (e.g., fuels such as biofuel, waste) used by the Group in its operations 
  • Waste generated in operations – based on actual and estimated generated amount of waste 
  • Business travel – emissions associated with flights taken by employees for business travel purposes 
  • Downstream transportation and distribution – third-party emissions associated with transportation of products of the Group (e.g., ash generated from operations of the plants) 
  • Use of sold products – emissions associated with use of sold products (e.g., emissions from natural gas combustion by the end user) 
  • Downstream leased assets – emissions from the operation of assets leased by the Group 

Out of scope  

  • Biogenic emissions (CO2 emissions from the combustion of biomass and biodegradable fraction of waste) 
  • Wholesale of natural gas 
  • Wholesale of electricity 

Exclusions 
The criteria for emissions assessment were based on their materiality. Emissions that do not figure highly (<5%) in relation to total emissions were not included. Emissions sources that have been identified and excluded from the GHG emissions inventory are presented below: 

  • Bus, taxi, car sharing travels. Reason for exclusion – minimal impact in relation to total emissions of the Group 
  • Emissions from production of capital goods (e.g., construction) by Ignitis Group. Reason for exclusion – lack of reliable data 
  • Transportation of employees between their homes and their worksites. Reason for exclusion – minimal impact 

 Emissions data

  Unit 2019    2020    2021
Direct (Scope 1) emissions Thousand t CO2 eq. 233 767 732
Indirect (Scope 2) emissions (market-based) Thousand t CO2 eq. 343 427 352
Other indirect (Scope 3) emissions Thousand t CO2 eq. 3,083 3,899 3,456
Total Thousand t CO2 eq. 3,659 5,093 4,539

Emissions from renewable energy sources:

  Unit 2019    2020    2021
Biogenic emissions Thousand  t CO2 eq. 59 122 217

 

Verification

Emissions calculations were audited by external auditors. You can find the relevant reports below:

2021 GHG inventory report and verification statement

2020 verification statement   2019 verification statement   

GHG emission reduction targets

We have set science-based targets to halve our emissions by 2030 

Ignitis Group’s ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets were validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative in November 2021. The Group is the first Lithuanian capital company and one out of just over a thousand companies globally that have their GHG emission reduction targets validated by the joint initiative of global organisations taking climate action.

CEO statement   

“The energy sector globally is responsible for a significant part of greenhouse gases emitted to the atmosphere. Therefore, the actions of energy companies to reduce emissions are especially important in transitioning to green energy. The SBTi confirmed that our targets comply with the highest requirements – this is an achievement for us as well as an obligation to be proactive in reducing the impact of our operations on the environment.”

Darius Maikštėnas, CEO of Ignitis Group.

Emission reduction targets 

Science-based targets show companies how much and how fast they need to reduce their GHG emissions to avoid the biggest negative effects of climate change. Companies are encouraged to meet long-term targets by 2050 and interim targets to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 °C and prevent the worst effects of climate change.

The energy sector will play a key role in this transformation. By joining the Business Ambition for 1.5 °C initiative, Ignitis Group has committed itself to achieve net zero by 2050 at the latest. This means maintaining a balance between emissions to the atmosphere and emission removals from the atmosphere.  The balance will be reached when our emissions do not exceed our removals.

After assessing the interim targets of Ignitis Group, the SBTi confirmed that they are in line with the latest scientific recommendations on the steps to be taken to keep global temperature increase to well-below 1.5 °C, compared to the pre-industrial era. Scientists warn against crossing this threshold in order to avoid catastrophic natural disasters, negative impact on health and wealth of the residents.

Ignitis Group emission reduction pathway 

Target

The Ignitis Group's commitments are in line with the 1.5 °C target in all emission Scopes as defined in the GHG protocol

  • Ignitis Group commits to reduce scope 1 GHG emissions from electricity and heat generation by 94% per MWh by 2030 from a 2020 baseline.*  

  • Ignitis Group also commits to reduce scope 1 and 3 GHG emissions from all electricity and heat sold by 90% per MWh within the same timeframe.*  

  • Ignitis Group commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions from all other sources by 42% and reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from use of sold products by 25% within the same timeframe.

*The target boundary includes biogenic emissions and removals from bioenergy feedstocks.

Ignitis Group emission reduction targets

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Targets cover at least 95 percent of company-wide scope 1 and 2 emissions  and the scope 3 target boundary includes at least two-thirds of total scope 3 emissions as required by SBTi criterias. More information on Ignitis Group's emissions can be found here (link). 

How do we reduce emissions? 

In pursuit of its targets, Ignitis Group will reduce the emissions from its operations and will endeavour to engage its partners, suppliers and customers in the process. The foreseen emission reduction measures include growing green generation capacity, increasing the share of green electricity in internal operations and in customer sales, promoting the customer transition from natural gas to electricity, reducing natural gas distribution network losses, upgrading its vehicle fleet with electric vehicles, etc.

The main measures for achieving the emission reduction targets of Ignitis Group

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Ignitis Group's innovation projects and partnerships with educational institutions and scientific organisations that pursue and offer emission reduction, energy efficiency solutions as well as tools for capturing emissions from the atmosphere will play a key role in reducing emissions.  

Ignitis Group is looking for solutions that will help streamline activities and services, reduce energy consumption and the impact on the environment. Solutions under consideration/development or the ones that are already being offered to customers include:

  • Following the successful development of the remote solar parks project, the participation of prosumers in remote wind farm projects is being considered
  • The possibility of mixing green hydrogen with gas and supplying it to consumers is being examined
  • An Ignitis app is being developed that will provide consumers with information on energy consumption at home, promote more efficient energy usage and thus help reduce GHG emissions
  • Development of energy storage solutions for consumers who want to avoid the costs of network renovation after installing renewable energy generation facilities 
  • Business customers can offset their CO2 footprint by investing in green energy 

More information about Ignitis Group’s R&D projects can be found on the Ignitis Innovation Hub (link). 

About the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)  

The SBTi, an initiative that helps companies set emission reduction targets, is a partnership between well-known global organisations (such as the CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute and the World Wide Fund for Nature) to limit global warming to 1.5 °C and avoid the worst effects of climate change. The SBTi has developed a target setting methodology to ensure that companies are acting according to science, while the initiative assesses companies’ targets independently. More information can be found here (link). 

For more information, please contact: 

[email protected] 

Air emissions

The main other (nonGHG) emissions emitted in Group’s operations of generating electricity and heat are nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and particulate matter. 

Air emissions from stationary combustion

Air emissions, intensity 2019 2020
g NOx/kWh 0.052 0.348
g CO/kWh 0.063 0.107
g SO2/kWh 0.002 0.030
g PM/kWh 0.020 0.020

Air emissions increased in 2020 mostly due to the start of operations of Kaunas CHP. 
We strictly adhere to air emission allowances. More information on air emission monitoring is published on the following websites of the Group‘s subsidiaries (in Lithuanian): 

Kauno kogeneracinė jėgainė (Kaunas CHP) 
Vilniaus kogeneracinė jėgainė (Vilnius CHP) 
„Ignitis gamyba“ 

Energy consumption

Energy consumption inside the organization consists of energy used by the Group’s production facilities, buildings and offices. The greatest share of energy is used in energy production processes. The Group is expanding its green energy generation capacities and invests in increasing the efficiency of the distribution network in order to lower the energy consumption footprint. For example, ESO invests in the installment of smart meters, which let manage, analyze and optimize energy distribution and consumption better. It is estimated that by 2028 all the meters will be replaced with smart ones (about 1.6 million units).

Seeking to strengthen its actions regarding climate change and to contribute to the comprehensive reduction of GHG emissions, the Group pays special attention to the increase of the consumption efficiency. Energy efficiency means that the same result is achieved using less energy, which not only results in a smaller ecological footprint, but also helps consumers spend less.

In October 2019, the Group and the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania signed an Agreement on Energy Consumer Education and Consultation, thereby joining the initiative to promote energy efficiency in Lithuania.Its goal is to educate and consult consumers about energy efficiency, in that way helping consumers to lower the energy consumption costs and to join in the advancement of energy efficiency.  

Distribution network operator ESO founded the Energy Efficiency Club, uniting businesses in Lithuania that declare their energy savings. During the period of 2014–2020, the Energy Efficiency Club helped ESO save 1609GW, of which 362GW were due to the contribution of the Energy Efficiency Club.

It is important to develop a responsible energy consumption point of view from an early age. That’s why the Group is involved in the promotion of energy awareness for the young generation and develops the  “Ignitis Detectives” project. The project teaches youth in playful ways about the importance of saving energy and how to achieve it. You can find out more here (only in Lithuanian).

Waste

All generated waste is sorted by separating secondary raw materials and hazardous waste. The waste is entered into the Unified Product, Packaging and Waste Record Keeping System (GPAIS) before being handed over to waste management companies. The Group concludes agreements with specialised companies for safe management and handling of the waste generated from the production operations.

The Group’s partners and contractors are subject to the same conduct of business standards.

The Group above all emphasizes the importance of reducing waste. As part of the commencement of operations at the Kaunas waste-to-energy co-generation power plant, the Group is undertaking a project to educate the public about circular economy. We seek to build awareness among our clients and the broader public about the need to reduce, reuse, recycle before throwing away materials and objects that cannot be repurposed or recycled.  More about the project can be found here (only in Lithuanian).

Water management

Water is an essential natural resource in many of the Group's activities. In its operations, the Group draws surface water, groundwater and water from supply systems. Water resources are mainly used to ensure electricity generation processes - at the Kruonis pumped storage hydroelectric power plant, Kaunas Algirdas Brazauskas hydropower plant as well as the combined cycle unit and reserve power plant at the Elektrėnai complex. Appropriate management of water risks directly affects the Group’s performance and is therefore integrated into annual planning, risk assessments and is highlighted in yearly sustainability reports.

According to the World Resources Institute, Lithuania is in a low to medium water stress zone (10–20% ratio of withdrawals to supply). Much attention is paid to surface water, groundwater monitoring and protection measures. Ignitis Gamyba was the first company to implement the requirements of LAND 2-95 regarding public access to the water levels of the water bodies managed by the company. Hourly data of the Elektrėnai pond and Kaunas hydropower plant pond water levels is available on the website of Ignitis Gamyba (only in Lithuanian).

In order to avoid contamination of soil and groundwater, the collection and disposal of oil and other waste is always ensured in places where construction, installation, operation and reconstruction of electrical equipment is planned. Oil collection tanks are installed in the areas of open switchyards and substations where oil may leak from transformers and oil circuit breakers into the ground and groundwater.

Biodiversity

Through our activities, we aim to reduce any direct and indirect negative impacts on biodiversity. We prioritize the protection of fish in hydropower production and the protection of the bird population in wind energy production and electricity distribution networks.

To reduce the impact on the landscape and increase grid resilience to climate change impacts, we are making significant progress towards undergrounding – building new underground power lines in place of old, overhead power lines. The ten-year ESO investment plan (available here in Lithuanian), includes goals such as 11 200 km of new underground lines, 67% of 10 kV underground cables in the forests, 132 km of old gas pipelines replaced from old steel pipes to new polyethylene pipelines, among others.

In order to ensure the safe and reliable supply of electricity and to protect wildlife, ESO, in coordination with the Lithuanian Environmental Protection Agency, relocates stork nests that endanger the electricity grid and human safety in accordance with the Law on Protected Animals, Plants and Fungi. To eliminate unplanned emergency failures of overhead power lines, ESO relocates stork nests to nearby bird environments - stork nests are relocated no further than 100 meters from the original location of the wild bird nest.

Read more about impact on biodiversity here.

 

Green Bonds

Ignitis Group green bond issues are based on the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Green Bond Principles as well as being monitored based on their requirements and recommendations. In July 2017, the Group issued their first EUR 300 million bond and, a year later, in July 2018, a second green bond of the same amount was issued successfully again. The Group uses the investments to finance projects in wind energy, increase electricity distribution network efficiency, energy production using biomass and non-polluting transport projects. The financing obtained using green bonds is used by the Group to finance only green energy projects. During the period of 2020–2023, we are estimating investments of EUR 700–950 million into green energy production in order to complete construction projects by 2023 and reach 1.6–1.8 MW of installed capacity.

Social affairs and environment

We are inspired and united by a common goal - to create an energy smart future that is convenient, simple and environmentally friendly. We care about the experience and personal development of our employees. We ensure the protection of human rights, the quality and safety of the workplace, equal opportunities and diversity, as provided for in the Group's Equal Opportunities and Diversity and other policies. We promote civic engagement, volunteering, maintaining relations and collaborating with local communities, business and science cooperation, and public education on energy efficiency and safe energy consumption.

Employee Diversity

A work environment that promotes diversity enriches the experience of employees and strengthens equal opportunities for their talents to unfold. Research also indicates that in companies where employees feel valued and involved in their activities, the loyalty of the employees is greater and staff turnover is lower. Furthermore, diverse teams are able to make better decisions, work more productively, create more innovative solutions, increase their creativity and resilience to risks. Therefore, in pursuit of its strategic goals, the Group also focuses on increasing diversity and inclusion.

In 2021, in order to consistently integrate diversity and inclusion into strategic planning and organizational development, the Group established the position of Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing.

In its Strategic Plan 2021–2024, the Group has set the following strategic goals for employee diversity: 5% improvement of gender balance in engineering and IT positions and 5% improvement of gender balance among top management by increasing the leadership pipeline of underrepresented gender.

Ambassadors for Diversity and Inclusion

Employees themselves are also contributing to increasing diversity and inclusion. In 2021, they gathered in a group of Ambassadors for Diversity and Inclusion, made up of people working in different sections of the Group. Ambassadors participate in guest lectures, seek to expand their knowledge and competencies on diversity and inclusion topics, and plan to consistently develop their expert and educational focus.

Mentoring and education

In recent years, the Group has become an active participant in women's leadership initiatives in the field of STEM. In 2020, the company was a key partner in the women's innovation sprint Alter State, while in 2021 the Group joined the “Women Go Tech” mentorship program, which promotes women's retraining in IT and engineering. The same year, in cooperation with the Šiauliai STEAM Center, the Group contributed to a series of lectures for school-age girls about women in the STEAM field. The company also promotes women's leadership in these topics in its internal communication.

Diversity data

The Group regularly collects and publishes data on the diversity of employees - their distribution by gender, age, education, profession, country of employment. The most detailed diversity data is provided in the Group's annual reports. Diversity data is a way to get to know the people working in the Group and to create an inclusive work culture. Diversity data can reveal inequalities or gaps in employee experience and career paths between different groups of workers and lead to the search for causes and solutions to foster diversity and inclusion.

Strategic plan

The Group plans and implements its actions in this area according to the Strategic Plan for Diversity, Inclusion and Well-being 2022–2024. The Plan has two strategic directions: 1) recognising diversity and improving inclusion; 2) supporting well-being. In the field of diversity & inclusion, the Group aims to improve gender balance, bridge communication gap among employee groups, create an inclusive environment for people with disabilities, ensure inclusion of people of all ages, and raise awareness of LGBT inclusion. In the area of well-being, the Group aims to improve physical and emotional well-being, support financial well-being, and foster work-life balance.

In 2021, the Group received the highest rating in Lithuania for its contribution to mainstreaming equal opportunities in the organisation. The Group was awarded three “Equal Opportunity Wings” by the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson and the Human Rights Monitoring Institute.

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Employee Health and Safety

We aim to create a safe work environment for our employees and partners, and that’s why we constantly revise and improve our work safety features and processes established to identify potential risks. The Group’s companies use various measures for this. For example, preparation of safe work guidelines, equipment acquisition and distribution among employees, creation of a safe work environment, mandatory work safety training, etc.

Work safety success is ensured with the help of dialogue between the employer and the employees. The Group puts a significant amount of effort to inform and educate employees on this subject, and employees are encouraged to report possible violations and risks. This way we ensure zero tolerance for work safety violations. The Group’s companies constantly collect information about accidents, inflicted damage, injuries.

 

Employee Development

It’s important to us that employees feel empowered to improve their knowledge, so we provide them with various opportunities to achieve it. The Group has established a training academy where various general, professional and managing competence training is provided. For example, there are leadership, team building, change management, project management and other types of training available. The Group takes care of qualification raising of its employees and ensures that employees have all the necessary certification for work required by law.

In 2020 62% of employees participated in the training, and one employee in the group spent on average about 18 hours in training. In 2019, each employee was subject to 8 hours of training (only live training hours counted) in the Group. 

In 2019, 498 employee competence and carrier advancement evaluations were carried out in the Group, education plans were devised and 83 % of employees participated in official annual performance reviews.

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity

We value every employee and seek to ensure equal opportunity when hiring and promoting, regardless of one’s age, gender, race, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation or other criteria which are not directly related to work. The Group respects and protects the rights of its employees, stands against any human rights violations and promotes equal opportunity everywhere, where it can have an impact.

Work conditions, remuneration, benefits and other organizational aspects for our employees are determined to ensure equal opportunity and to help employees manage work, personal life and take care of familial obligations.

The group is publicly committed to the principles of equal opportunities and non-discrimination in the recruitment process. All new and updated job advertisements indicate that the Group is an equal opportunity employer where all applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, religion, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability or other attributes unrelated to the performance of work duties.

The Group’s Code of Ethics and Equal Opportunity and Diversity Policy establish the principles of equal opportunity and diversity to be upheld in the Group, as well as the main means of their implementation. One of such means of implementation  is the Group-wide Trust Line, to which employees and other stakeholders can confidentially report any possible breach of sustainability principles, including violations of human rights and equal opportunity, which are then investigated by the Group via an established process.
 

Employee Satisfaction and Benefits

We seek to shape an organizational culture with dedication and direction, as well as to ensure a good employee experience. We have been conducting the Employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS) surveys since 2019. This research helps us indicate how much employees value various experiences in the organization, how satisfied they are and if they would recommend us to their friends and colleagues.

The results of the eNPS survey are steadily improving despite the pandemic and other major changes in the Group. Employee satisfaction more than doubled compared to 2019. The last year of 2020 eNPS stood at 61.3% in the third quarter. Consistent increase of this indicator is a strategic goal of the Group.

The employee benefit system is implemented across the entire Group. Benefits are a motivational tool to increase the involvement of employees, and to assist them in balancing work and personal obligations. Employees can use additional motivational incentives to improve their skills, performance results and enrich their experience in the company.

Financial support

The granting of support in the Group is regulated by the Ignitis Group Financial support policy. Following good practice in other countries and in the private sector, financial support to close communities is currently available only to Group companies developing renewable energy projects and maintaining such production capacity, i. y. UAB Ignitis renewables and its subsidiaries. Read more about it here.

You can find more information about the Lietuvos Energija charitable fund by clicking on this link (information available only in Lithuanian language).

Community engagement and collaboration

Community - a group of people who are united by place of residence, occupation, shared beliefs, norms and common objectives, interests or other identity. In the context of the Group's activities, we identify those communities that are affected or may be affected by the Group's activities.

We aim to minimize potential negative impacts on communities and be a trusted member of communities. When forming and improving our sustainability activities, we take into account the opinions of community members, therefore we give priority to open and active communication.

More about how we work with communities can be found here (link).

Education

Ignitis klasė is an educational program about energy and innovation

Ignitis together with the Museum of Energy and Technology organizes free educations (live and remotely) for groups of 6th-11th grade students. In Ignitis klasė lessons, students have the opportunity to get acquainted with various energy topics - energy history, electricity generation in Lithuania, renewable energy resources and developing future innovations - electric mobility, new energy production methods and future energy challenges. They also talk about energy efficiency, the causes of climate change and ways to mitigate it. The aim of this initiative is to encourage students to take an interest in energy, to get acquainted with measures to prevent pollution, and to promote energy efficiency in an efficient, conscious and sustainable way. In the 2020-2021 academic year, about 500 students and as many participants of different age groups participated in this program in a public distance learning class. In the 2021–2022 school year, it is planned to extend the lessons of the Ignitis klasė and invite even more children to get acquainted with energy.

Governance aspects

Led by an experienced management team, the Group has achieved significant results in the field of sustainable energy development while demonstrating a commitment to the highest principles of environmental protection, social responsibility and governance.

The Group operates under a transparent, efficient and robust governance model. Since 2016, the company annually ranks among the best-managed state-owned enterprises: it has been announced as the governance leader in the category of large companies and has been awarded the highest possible A+ rating according to the Governance Index.


 

Business continuity assurance

In the Group, business continuity is enshrined in the Business Continuity Policy and related documents and standards. The policy provides a framework that ensures the Group's preparedness for an unforeseen disruption. The highest level of attention is paid to safe and uninterrupted operations: the Business Continuity Policy and crisis management plans of the Group of companies are approved by the Board of AB Ignitis Group.

On the basis of the business impact analysis, business continuity plans are prepared in each of the Group's companies in coordination with the parent company. The main business continuity plans of the Group companies are Business Continuity Plan, Emergency Plan, Crisis Management Plan and Disaster Recovery Plans. The policy sets out responsibilities for the preparation, review, and periodic testing of the plans. Regular training exercises are also held in the Group companies.

Prevention of corruption

Ignitis Group strives to act responsibly and sustainably, so it does not tolerate any manifestations of corruption in its daily operations and advocates for fair and ethical business and transparent communication with all stakeholders.

You can find out more about corruption prevention activities on this page:

Prevention of corruption

Sustainability-linked executive remuneration

In setting the Group's annual targets, the remuneration of the Chief Executive Officer of the parent company and the members of the Management Board (and other executives in accordance with the Remuneration Policy), in addition to the financial and strategic project implementation targets, is also linked to sustainability performance. The proportion of managers' variable remuneration component depends on the achievement of these targets.

The following sustainability targets are included in executive remuneration for 2021, with a combined weight of 20% among all performance targets:

Performance criteria Entry
(70%)
Threshold
(80%)
Threshold
(90%)
Target objective
(100%)
Security at the workplace: TRIR* and 0 work-related fatal accidents of own employees (5%)

2.59 and
0 fatal accidents

2.49 and
0 fatal accidents

2.39 and
0 fatal accidents

2.29 and
0 fatal accidents

Group sustainability program: according to the approved program schedule and scope (5%) Up to 3 months later

Up to 2 months later

Up to 1 month later

On time**
Group employee NPS (10%) eNPS >=70% vs. 2020 average*** eNPS >=80% vs. 2020 average*** eNPS >=90% vs. 2020 average***

eNPS >=95% vs. 2020 average***

*TRIR – total recordable injury rate per million hours worked.
**According to the approved program schedule and scope for 2021: CO2 emissions measurement completed, GHG management targets set and validated by SBTi; Materiality assessment and Group sustainability targets developed.
***Group employee NPS for 2020: 56%.

Information on other performance targets can be found in the Remuneration section of this website (link).

Reports and indicators

You can learn about our sustainability activities and progress towards the implementation of the highest principles of environmental protection, social responsibility and good corporate governance (ESG) in our reports and sets of indicators.

Sustainability (CSR) reports ESG indicators (according to Nasdaq ESG Reporting Guide)
2021 report (integrated into the Annual Report, starts at page 133) FY 2021
2020 report (integrated into the Annual Report, starts at page 89) FY 2020   1H 2020
2019 report (integrated into the Annual Report, starts at page 83)  
2018 report  
2017 report  
2016 report (in Lithuanian)  
2015 report (in Lithuanian)  

ESG ratings

Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating  
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Summary Report

The non-financial performance of Ignitis Group in the area of Environment, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) has been comprehensively assessed by Sustainalytics, a leading independent provider of ESG and corporate governance ratings, research and analysis. It has provided the medium ESG Risk Rating (20.4 points) to the Group as set forth in the ESG Risk Rating Summary Report (link provided below on the left).

ESG Risk Rating Summary Report by Sustainalytics in brief:

  • The total score of 20.4 places Ignitis Group in the top 12th percentile of best performers in its industry group and in the top 25th percentile globally, with nearly 15,000 companies assessed to date.
  • Compared to the previous rating received in 2020, the Group has reduced its ESG risk by 6.1 points.
  • Overall, Ignitis Group is at medium risk of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors, due to its medium exposure and strong management of material ESG issues.

This external rating represents an extensive evaluation of our performance in the most material areas of sustainability and may assist investors and other stakeholders in their decision-making.

MSCI ESG Rating  
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In 2021, Ignitis Group received a rating of AA (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT. The use by Ignitis Group of any MSCI ESG RESEARCH LLC or its affiliates (“MSCI”) data, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement, recommendation, or promotion of Ignitis Group by MSCI.  MSCI services and data are the property of MSCI or its information providers, and are provided ‘as-is’ and without warranty. MSCI names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI.

EcoVadis Rating  
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In July 2022 our sustainability practices in the Customers and Solutions segment were recognised with a platinum medal by EcoVadis, a rating platform that focuses on supply chain sustainability. Our subsidiary Ignitis falls among the top 1% of all companies assessed by EcoVadis and among the top 3% of companies within the energy supply industry.

Report highlights (link)

Performance overview (link)

Rating certificate (link)

CDP climate change score

 

cdp Leading independent environmental disclosure organisation CDP has assessed the actions of Ignitis Group in mitigating and adapting to climate change. The Group received a B rating (on a D- to A scale). CDP evaluated the integration of climate issues into Group’s strategic planning and risk assessment, and analysed emission reduction targets, actions, and planned investments. In 2021 CDP assessed a total of more than 13,000 companies globally.
Ecogain  
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In 2021, the impact and actions of our Group in the context of biodiversity conservation have been assessed by the independent Swedish organization Ecogain. In the Biodiversity Index, which measures how large companies disclose information related to biodiversity, we ranked second in the Baltic region ranking table (12 points).

Report (link)