Natural Gas Transmission System Operator

About us

AB Amber Grid, as Lithuania’s natural gas transmission system operator responsible for a safe and reliable natural gas transmission to all system users, for  the operation, maintenance and development of the natural gas infrastructure, in the implementation of its strategic objectives, is consistently  following  socially responsible and transparent business principles. Sustainability is at the heart of the Company's strategy and strategic plan. The Company has committed to implementing its strategic activities along the following sustainability directions: 

It also aims to contribute directly to the implementation of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by focusing on ensuring access to clean and modern energy, combating climate change, developing modern infrastructure and innovation, safe and decent working conditions, employee well-being and a sustainable supply chain.
 
EPSO-G contributes to each of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through the following actions: 
 
Goal 7. Affordable and clean energy:
 
  • We aim to facilitate the connection of renewable energy producers to electricity and natural gas transmission infrastructure
  • We develop a system for the exchange of guarantees of origin for green gas, maintaining a system for guarantees of origin for green electricity
  • We aim to adapt gas transmission systems for transporting hydrogen.
 
Goal 8. Appropriate work and economic growth:
 
  • We take a proactive approach to employee health and safety
  • We create an organisational culture based on respect for human rights
  • We invest in the professional and personal development of our employees
  • We ensure clear and transparent principles for rewarding employees
  • We support voluntary unionisation of employees
 
Goal 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
 
  • We ensure a reliable and safe operation of electricity and gas transmission systems
  • We aim to adapt company structures and incentive systems to foster innovation
 
Goal 12. Responsible consumption and production
 
  • We aim to subject our business partners not only to quality, but also to fairness and sustainability criteria
  • We ensure responsible sorting and management of waste generated by our business
  • We use green criteria in public procurement
 
Goal 13. Combating climate change
 
  • We assess the environmental impacts of our activities and develop plans to reduce these impacts
  • We implement advanced environmental management systems and prevention measures
  • We aim to increase the use of green energy in our activities.   
 

The company's key long-term objectives

 
The aim of Amber Grid's sustainability activities is to transform the energy sector by striking a sustainable balance between environmental, social and economic objectives, thereby contributing to the creation of a climate neutral economy.
 

 

Policies 

 
The sustainability-related policies referred to in this report are publicly available on the Company's website.
 
  • Sustainability Policy - in 2021, the Board of EPSO-G  approved a new Group Sustainability Policy, replacing the previous Group-wide Social Responsibility Policy. The new Sustainability Policy defines sustainability guidelines and principles common to all the Group's companies and guides the Group's activities. By adopting an umbrella policy governing sustainability and other sustainability-related areas (environment, occupational health and safety, equal opportunities, etc.), the EPSO-G Group is reinforcing its management of sustainability at a strategic level, defining the key directions and principles for the development of sustainability, which guide the Group's activities and the creation of a progressive organisational culture. The implementation of this Policy is the responsibility of managers of the EPSO-G Group companies and mentors of the sustainability functional area.
  • Environmental policy - EPSO-G Group aims to contribute to the achievement of the environmental and climate change goals set out in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as the commitments set out in the Paris Agreement, the European Green Deal, the National Strategy for Energy Independence and the National Climate Change Management Agenda. This policy defines the key environmental principles that apply throughout EPSO-G to minimise the environmental impact of its activities and to promote a culture based on sustainable development in EPSO-G and its environment. The implementation of the environmental policy is the responsibility of the EPSO-G Group's corporate managers and environmental functionaries, who ensure that environmental aspects are identified in a timely manner, that environmental objectives are set, that plans are drawn up, that targets are set to improve the environmental situation and that sufficient resources are allocated to their implementation, that the results are monitored periodically, and that the processes, technologies and working methods used are subject to auditing. 
  • Occupational Safety and Health Policy (OSH Policy) - defines the general principles of occupational safety and health and the basic guidelines for their implementation. The implementation of this policy is the responsibility of managers of companies of the Group and functional supervisors of the OSH area, who ensure that OSH aspects are identified in a timely manner, OSH objectives are set, plans are developed, tasks are formulated to improve the OSH status and sufficient resources are allocated for their implementation, results are monitored periodically, and the processes, technologies and working methods are audited. The functional supervisors of the OSH area of the Group periodically provide the Group's managers and the OSH functional curator of EPSO-G with reports and data on Incidents, Accidents, Occupational Accidents and OSH violations to assess the status of OSH, the effectiveness of the policy and to make decisions to improve OSH.
  • Code of Ethics - defines the principles and standards of business ethics and the behaviour expected of its employees and partners in their day-to-day work.
  • Prevention of Corruption Policy - defines the principles and requirements for the prevention of corruption and the guidelines for ensuring compliance with them, the implementation of which creates the preconditions and conditions for the implementation of the highest standards of transparent business conduct.
  • Support Policy - defines the key principles of support, clear and transparent criteria for selecting projects and activities to be supported, and essential requirements for the transparency and openness of the support provided.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy - defines the key principles at the company to ensure that equal opportunities and non-discrimination are respected in all areas of employment relationships.

 

Sustainability materiality themes and matrix 

 
In 2021, the Company undertook a mapping exercise to identify the Company's most material sustainability themes, which involved extensive interviews with focus groups, using stakeholder views on what is important to stakeholders in relation to the Company. 
 
 
 

Reducing greenhouse gases 

 
In 2021, EPSO-G launched a Group-wide GHG inventory and assessment of the overall environmental impact of its activities, with the aim of identifying the environmental impact of the Group as a whole and developing a plan of mitigation measures until 2030, with the aim of reducing the overall environmental impact (including but not limited to GHGs) by 2/3 compared to the base year 2019. Comparing the GHG data of 2021 with the base 2019, a 12.77% reduction in emissions was observed. This is due to the increased use of mobile compressors for pipeline maintenance work, pumping gas and avoiding the discharge of natural gas into the environment. The reduction in emissions was also due to the lower operating intensity of the gas compressor stations. 
 
Following a greenhouse gas inventory, a mitigation plan was developed. The mitigation plan will be drafted by the end of 2022.
 
 
 

Nasdaq ESG indicators 

 
The information provided covers the period from 1 January to 31 December 2021, and the indicators should be read in conjunction with the Sustainability Report. The data for the ESG (Environmental, Social Responsibility and Governance) indicators presented below have not been verified by external organisations and reflect the information available at the time of disclosure.
 
 
 
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