This is how Netel contributes to the UN’s global goals

Netel contributes in several ways to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) adopted in September 2015 by the UN General Assembly. Below are the SDGs to which Netel contributes most and for which Netel actively works.


Goal 7. Affordable and clean energy

UN SDG targets
7.1 Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services

7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix

Netel’s target
Increase the share of renewable energy

Goal 7 aims to give everyone access to sustainable, reliable and renewable energy and clean fuels. Netel develops both large and small energy projects that contribute to increasing the share of renewable energy and more energy efficiency. By securing the distribution capacity in the power networks, Netel contributes to sustainable social development. The Group works actively to increase the share of renewable energy in its own consumption.


Goal 8. Decent work and economic growth

UN SDG targets
8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments of all workers

Netel’s target
No workplace accidents

Goal 8 aims to promote sustainable, inclusive and substantial economic growth, full and productive employment with decent work for all. Netel promotes a safe and secure work environment for everyone, including its own employees as well as those of subcontractors and suppliers.


Goal 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

UN SDG targets
9.1 Develop sustainable, resilient and inclusive infrastructures

9.4 Upgrade all industries and infrastructures to make them more sustainable

9.c Access to information and communication technology for all
Netel’s target
Annual growth of 10 per cent including acquisitions

Goal 9 aims to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation. Netel plans and develops infrastructures for telecom, power networks, district heating and water and sewage. Netel makes it possible for everyone to have access through modern and efficient services through its projects. Netel’s growth depends on investments in infrastructure.


Goal 11. Sustainable cities and communities

UN SDG targets
11.3 Inclusive and sustainable urbanisation

Netel’s target
Annual growth of 10 per cent including acquisitions

Goal 11 aims to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Netel builds smart, sustainable communities with access to clean energy and reliable infrastructures for telecom, energy supply, water and sewage. Netel’s growth depends on investments in infrastructure.


Goal 13. Climate action

UN SDG targets
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement

Netel’s target
Netel undertakes to set targets to reduce its emissions according to the Paris Agreement.

Goal 13 aims to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Netel works to lower emissions in its operations by making transports more efficient and increasing the use of renewable energy. In January 2023, Netel joined SBTi (the Science Based Target initiative) and has thereby committed to presenting within two years science-based goals to reduce its emissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement.


Goal 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

UN SDG targets
16.5 Combat corruption and bribery

Netel’s target
No suspected or confirmed violations concerning bribery, corruption, fraud or money laundering

Goal 16 aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Netel fosters transparency both internally and among subcontractors and suppliers in order to provide fair conditions and compliance free from tax evasion, social dumping and corruption. Netel has zero tolerance for bribery, corruption, fraud and money laundering throughout the value chain.