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Regular communication creates mutual understanding and drives inspiration and ideas. It is important to KELAG to keep
                    its stakeholders informed about the developments in energy policies, to actively seek discourse on current and future
                    challenges in the energy industry and to propose constructive solutions.

                    In  an  increasingly  dynamic  market  environment,  marked  by  the  topics  of  decarbonisation,  decentralisation  and
                    digitalisation,  understanding  the  critical  needs  of  stakeholders  and  regular  communication  with  them  is  particularly
                    important. Open and honest dialogue with stakeholders is therefore one of KELAG’s main priorities.
                      GRI 102-40, 102-42, 102-43, 102-44

                    The owners of KELAG support a strategy of value-based organic growth and innovation based on renewable energies with
                    an additional focus on energy efficiency. Without the active support of the owners, it would not be possible to realise the
                    sustainability efforts and comprehensive sustainability programme to the same extent.
                      GRI 102-5
                      See also Group structure

                    KELAG actively shapes developments in the energy industry and engages in regular discussions with competitors – both
                    bilaterally and as part of advocacy groups – to share views on current and future challenges in the energy industry. It
                    belongs to a number of industry-relevant organisations and associations, such as the Austrian energy advocacy group
                    Österreichs Energie and the Association of Gas and District Heating Supply Companies (FGW). In many of these groups,
                    KELAG actively participates in committees and projects.
                    By being a member of the renowned “UN Global Compact” and “respACT” networks as well as the partnership with the
                    “Verantwortung zeigen!” (take responsibility!) network, it manages to engage in dialogue with experts and enhance its
                    commitment to the topic of sustainability on an ongoing basis.
                     GRI 102-13
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