About this report

This integrated report by EWE AG combines our financial and sustainability reports and in doing so, shows how financial and non-financial value drivers contribute to the success of our company.

EWE AG’s consolidated financial statements were prepared in accordance with the mandatory International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and interpretations of the IFRS Interpretations Committee (IFRS IC) as at 31 December 2017, in so far as they have been adopted by the European Union. Further applicable legal provisions set forth in the German Commercial Code (HGB) have also been adhered to.

As before, our reporting on sustainability is based on the specifications of the Global Reporting Initiative. In the 2017 business year, it was based on the specifications of the GRI Standard for the first time. *GRI 102-48*

As our reporting is already integrated, we have included the non-financial statement under CSR-RUG in the non-financial Section of our report.

The non-financial statements of the Group and EWE AG, the parent company, are submitted together. The report will indicate if certain non-financial aspects are treated differently between the Group and the individual company. *GRI 102-45*

An index for the non-financial statement pursuant to CSRRUG shows at a glance where the legally required disclosures can be found in the integrated report. The index also specifies the corresponding key aspects of EWE with regard to the aspects set out by law.

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft was engaged to audit the consolidated financial statements, combined management report and the content of the non-financial statement and provide an opinion.

The non-financial statement for the 2017 business year was subjected to a limited assurance audit. The non-financial statement, the full consolidated financial statements and the combined management report for the 2017 business year are available at


CSR-RUG aspect

Key aspect (EWE)

Section of report

Business Model
Combined Management Report, Business Conditions and General Framework
Environmental Concerns Environmental Protection
Our Resources, Environment
Employee Concerns Working Conditions

Health Management and Occupational Safety

Education and Advanced Training
Our Resources, Employees
Social Aspects Security of Supply and Network Stability Our Resources, Plants and Networks

Customer Satisfaction and Service Quality Our Resources, Social Aspects and Relationships

Information Security Our Resources, Social Aspects and Relationships

Economic Responsibility Our Resources, Finance
Observation of Human Rights
The aspect of observing human rights was taken into account in the materiality analysis and not identified as a key reporting aspect in the sense of the German Corporate Social Responsibility Directive Implementation Act (CSR-RUG). Responsible Management
Bribery and Corruption Corruption Prevention Responsible Management