As a manufacturer of wind turbines, our products play a key role in creating a sustainable energy landscape. Even though the efficiency of our systems is high and the technological standard is already very demanding, we are not stopping there. The development of a climate-friendly energy policy is driven by many indispensable factors, which can only be successful individually in complex interactions. Today and in the future, climate-friendly energy generation requires numerous actors to combine their know-how in order to make sustainable energy reality. The Nordex Group is aware of its responsibility and fully intends to shape this global transition actively. Therefore we take part in over 40 international and sector-specific associations. As a member of management and steering committees, we play an active role in these organizations, thus we shape the standards and quality of the wind energy sector. With our commitment we want to promote wind energy politically, as well as societally and represent the interests of the industry.
GLOBAL WIND ORGANISATION
We see as one of our most important responsibilities to ensure that our employees worldwide work in safe and secure conditions. Being aware of safety hazards is key to managing and preventing them. As a member of the Global Wind Organisation (GWO), the Nordex Group collaborates with leading wind turbine manufactures and owners in order to identify work activities where the design of standardised training can enhance safety for employees. Our membership enables us to influence the safety standards of the industry and to drive our shared main goal – to creat injury-free work environments and set common international standards for safety training and emergency procedures in the wind industry.
WindEurope is an association, which educates and promotes wind power worldwide, especially in Europe. Next to wind turbine manufacturers, component suppliers, researchers, renewables associations, project developers, contractors, electricity providers, finance and insurance companies, as well as consultants form a well-networked innovation alliance.
The aim of WindEurope is to raise awareness of the benefits of sustainable energy production and to increase social acceptance of wind energy. Together with the industry and research institutions, WindEurope also works on technology and market development projects.
GLOBAL WIND ENERGY COUNCIL
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is a international trade association for the wind power industry. The main GWEC members’ focus is to establish a beter policy environment for wind energy in order to help drive wind power towards becoming the answer to today’s energy challenges. To do so, the GEWCs’ main emphasis is on the communication of the benefits and potential of wind power, the allocation of research and analysis of the industry, and the sharing of best practices and knowledge.
AMERICAN CLEAN POWER ASSOCIATION
The Nordex Group is also a member of the American Clean Power Association (ACP), which refers to itself as the voice of the renewable energy sector in the United States of America. ACP represents a unified view of the industry and, together with wind and solar energy players, as well as transmission and storage companies, advocates for policies that enable rapid, continuous growth of all renewable energies. The collaboration is expected to find cost-effective solutions to the climate crisis, create jobs, drive investment in the U.S. economy, and boost high-tech innovation.
GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
The independent Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy brings together utility companies, major manufacturers in the wind power and solar PV supply chains, industry associations and innovation partners. It aims to join efforts with civil society, end users, policymakers, academic institutions, materials suppliers, original equipment manufacturers and likeminded utilities to interface with governments and investors. The alliance was created to drive progress towards the full sustainability of the renewable energy industry. The members of the Alliance are set to work together to tackle the sustainability challenges in this transition and bring results in both the short and medium term. The main goal is the transition to net-zero and socially-responsible energy production, achieving the ambition of the Paris Agreement to avoid the harshest impacts of climate change on people and the Planet. The Nordex Group is one of the 17 founding members.
The alliance is initiating the collaboration by focusing on four key areas, aligning different players by setting and harmonizing standards and metrics, around which common targets can be set, and aligning around best practices. The focus areas are: net-zero emissions and CO2 footprints, circular economy and design, human rights and water footprints.