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Sustainability Report 2022
Published 27 April 2023
Sustainable growth is only possible with security of supply – that is our aspiration in everything we do. In dispatching, for example, we ensure stable network management. Compliance measures, crisis drills and close cooperation with local suppliers help us increase the security of our operations.
With the construction of the Wilhelmshaven pipeline link (WAL), OGE made a significant contribution to the connection of Germany’s first LNG terminal.
Matthias Gotter, Pipeline Design Team Leader
Security of supply. Not for a long time has this abstract concept been as much of a talking point as in 2022. The Russian war of aggression on Ukraine showsed how dependent and sensitive the energy supply in Germany and Europe was and still is.
More than 45 people work at OGE’s dispatching centre around the clock. From here, they move millions of cubic meters of gas every day – and thus guarantee security of supply.
The Gas Network Development Plan (NDP) determines the expansion of the German gas pipeline network for the next ten years. The procedure, which is set out in the Energy Industry Act and was applied for the first time in 2012, consists of two building blocks: the Scenario Framework and the draft Network Development Plan. Responsibility for this procedure lies with the German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) and OGE as one of them.
We ensure safety in our operations through our compliance measures and regular crisis preparedness exercises.
Compliance with laws and internal rules and regula-tions is an inherent part of the approach and actions of all employees, managers and structures at OGE. We stand up for the protection of international human rights. We place great emphasis on a risk-sensitive and preventive understanding of compliance.
As the operator of critical infrastructure, OGE has a particular responsibility. Our mission is clear: Gas transmission must be safe and secure. This is why we are also prepared for crisis situations, with the aim being to maintain or immediately restore core processes in the event of a disruption. To this end, a permanent crisis team coordinates all measures and manages crisis communication.
Learn more about our cooperation with local suppliers and how sustainability aspects have an impact on our employees‘ pensions.
Our network is an important hub within the European gas transmission system. Therefore, we work with competent and efficient international and national suppliers. With our numerous construction projects and with the maintenance and repair of our plants and pipelines, we consciously rely on close national partnerships with local and regional companies.
In addition to the benefits provided by the state pension scheme and private pension provision, we offer our employees the option of a company pension scheme for both full-time and part-time staff. We have set up a trust fund to cover the resulting financial obligations.
Emel Korkmaz, Civil Engineering Project Manager
In the Sustainability Report, Chapter Economy, you can read in detail about our contribution to safe and sustainable growth.
Published 27 April 2023