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The existence and well-being of human beings and the success of companies are closely connected with the use of nature's "ecosystem services". The quality and stability of ecosystem services depends in turn on biodiversity. The preservation of biodiversity is therefore a central component of environmental protection and sustainable corporate governance.

Business sectors & activities

Biodiversity encompasses the diversity of individual animal and habitats as well as the genetic diversity within individual animal and plant species. Dramatic species extinctions are being observed worldwide. The loss of species, genes and habitats is impoverishing nature and threatening the very basis of human life. The existence and well-being of human beings and the success of companies are closely connected with the use of nature's "ecosystem services". The quality and stability of ecosystem services depends in turn on biodiversity. The preservation of biodiversity is therefore a central component of environmental protection and sustainable corporate governance. EnBW is aware of this importance and is willing to make its contribution. This is underlined by the anchoring of the topic in EnBW's environmental principles.

EnBW's business activities can have both positive and negative effects on biological diversity. Business sectors and activities that have a significant impact are:

  • All types of electricity generation
  • Transmission and distribution of electricity and gas
  • Operation and construction of office buildings and other real estate

Bird protection in the electricity grid

Worker builds a bird shelter on a power pole

General bird conservation activities

A stork sits in its nest on a power pole

Support programme "Impulses for Diversity"

Baden-Württemberg’s landscape with its diversity of flora and fauna is beautiful. However, many habitats of the local flora and fauna are endangered. Some amphibian and reptile species are also threatened with extinction and are on the "Red List" of endangered species. Baden-Württemberg is an amphibian and reptile state - home to 19 of the 20 amphibian species found in Germany and 11 of the 13 reptile species found in Germany. For this reason, we have a particularly high responsibility here in the south west to support our native amphibians and reptiles and their habitats.

Further information on the EnBW support programme (only available in German)

A frog is sitting on a leaf

Hydropower and ecology

Hydropower contributes significantly towards the objectives of the European Water Framework Directive

Power Plant Iffezheim
Hydroelectric power plant generating electrical energy

Fish ladders

Fish descent device