Sustainability strategy



REN’s sustainability strategy has four key points: the promotion of internal well-being, stakeholder engagement and satisfaction, environmental protection, and governance and ethics – and is directly linked to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), created in 2015 by the United Nations.

The strategy shows the company’s commitment to reaching carbon neutrality by 2040, contributing to the fight against climate change and investing in a management model aligned with sustainable development.

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Sustainability is one of the pillars of REN's strategic plan.


Sustainable development 

REN ensures that all its activities obey sustainable principles, follow strict criteria, and respect standards of excellence, without ever losing sight of the positive impact that REN wants to have on the communities and ecosystems where it operates. 

Desenvolvimento Sustentabilidade

Priority areas of action 

Promotion of internal well-being

REN believes in the importance of valuing its employees, contributing to their personal and professional growth, so that their talent and performance can reach high levels, for their benefit and for the company’s. REN works daily to ensure its employees are provided with the best conditions to carry out their duties, also ensuring diversity and equality at work. 

Stakeholder involvement and satisfaction

In the areas where it operates and has infrastructures, the company interacts in a constructive manner, developing an active corporate citizenship and contributing to the development of regions, communities, and people, jointly discovering solutions to specific social problems, seeking a more sustainable future.

Environmental protection

REN has played a relevant role not only in the decarbonisation of gas and electricity infrastructures, but also in the decarbonisation of its operations and in the involvement of the supply chain, as well as in environmental protection, whether through the implementation of policies to defend biodiversity, to defend native forests and their restoration, or through environmental education. 

Governance and ethics

REN operates in accordance with the best international ethical and governance practices. Strong stakeholder connection and involvement is key in promoting an anti-corruption and risk control culture.

In Portugal, we are one of the companies that contributes the most to the protection and recovery of the autochthonous forest.


Working today for a more sustainable tomorrow

In 2021, REN presented a new Strategic Plan for the 2021–2024 period, in which sustainability is one of the fundamental pillars. In the Plan there is a reinforcement of environmental policies and commitments, investing in projects related to decarbonisation and in performance evaluation metrics taking into account ESG criteria (environment, social, and governance).  



Reducing emissions by 50% by 2030


Achieving carbon neutrality



One third of the senior management positions held by women by 2030



Increased weighting of ESG in manager performance metrics


Commitment that all new bonds issued will be “green”


Sustainable Development Goals 

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development addresses several dimensions of sustainable development (social, economic, and environmental) and promotes peace, justice, and the effectiveness of institutions, naturally integrating the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 

REN’s sustainable development strategy is directly linked to these 17 goals, created in 2015. Of these, REN has set nine as fundamental to its daily performance.

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United Nations Global Compact   

In 2005, REN joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative. This is based on ten fundamental principles in the areas of human rights, labour practices, environmental protection, and anti-corruption.

In addition to the commitment to align its strategy and operations with compliance with these principles, REN has also taken on the responsibility of providing annual information on their implementation.

In 2022, REN was one of around 850 companies that made this communication in a more structured and detailed way.


REN is a member of national and international associations and initiatives that defend sustainable development. Get to know some of these partnerships:


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