The Environmental Impact combines any actions we take as EEX Group while respecting nature and environment.

    With different internal actions, like our Sustainability Committee, as well as external actions, like our product offering, we want to value the environment around us and further work on being part of a sustainable future.

    Our Products & Services

    EEX Group provides liquid, safe and transparent markets for energy and commodity markets across the globe.

    By operating these markets, our trading venues and clearing houses play a pivotal role in the functioning of energy and related markets which are directly linked to the energy transition.

    We’re committed to support the energy transition and fight climate change, by providing the right products and services to the market. We continuously develop our products and services and look into new market solutions which support the long-term transition of the energy system worldwide to a higher proportion of carbon-free renewable energies. Furthermore, we support our trading members in the sustainable transition.

    „Sustainable financial products are on the rise. The pioneer is EEX. It ensures secure trading on the energy markets and contributes to the integration of renewable energies and climate protection with its products and services. As a regulated trading platform, it achieves this with the highest standards of transparency and security. Together with the other segments of Deutsche Börse Group, EEX proves on every trading day that growth and resource efficiency are not a contradiction, but a recipe for success to the effective green transformation of our customers.“

    Nicolaus Heinen
    Head Group ESG Strategy
    Deutsche Boerse Group

    We enable the energy transition

    Trading products for the power markets has been the core of our offering since the launch of EEX 20 years ago. We constantly develop our product portfolio to offer highly liquid and efficient hedging instruments increasing power generation from renewables.

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    our sustainable power offering

    Decarbonised Gas
    We develop future energy markets

    Natural Gas is an important bridge technology to facilitate the energy transition – and is the middle of transition itself. Alongside our existing portfolio for natural gas trading in 11 European market areas and with one LNG contract, we develop future markets and commodities, such as hydrogen.

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    decarbonised gas

    Environmental Products
    We put a price on carbon

    Emissions trading is the most efficient market-based instrument for reducing CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases. We’re appointed the platform for all primary market auctions under the EU ETS and successfully operate secondary emissions markets in Europe and North America. On a global level we engage in partnerships and cooperations to develop emissions trading schemes worldwide.

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    our environmental products

    Registries & GOs
    We track the green quality of energy

    Registries have become a key component for markets as they allow for the secured and transparent tracking of ownership of instruments such as Guarantees of Origin, energy saving certificates or emission allowances, hence proving the “green quality” of a product.

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    our registries business

    Clearing makes markets secure

    Clearing secures payment and delivery of each transaction, minimizes counterparty risks and increases efficiency.

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    Clearing Services

    Transparency is the key to the energy market

    By displaying prices and volumes we ensure transparency. The EEX Transparency Platform is an additional service which provides timely disclosure and forwarding of inside information in compliance with REMIT, EU Transparency Regulation and MAR.

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    our EEX Transparency Platform

    Biomass and Bioenergy

    Biomass and Bioenergy refer to all types of energy derived from the conversion of natural, biological sources, available on a renewable basis. Bioenergy is the only renewable energy source capable of providing heating and cooling, electricity and transport fuel.

    EEX is offering bioenergy with its 

    Wood Pellets Futures

    Our Internal Actions

    Find out more about our internal actions for environmental impact.


    EEX Group Sustainability Committee

    „The participation of colleagues from different departments, entities and locations is what makes the EEX Group Sustainability Committee so special. The teamwork combines the expertise and knowledge from every part of the company to make EEX Group more sustainable and future-proof.“

    Clara Steffes
    Communications & Marketing
    Organization of the EEX Group Sustainability Committee

    In 2020, the internal EEX Group Sustainability Committee was further strengthened, and its areas of responsibility were defined more precisely. With the support of the Management Board and the team leaders, the Sustainability Committee grew and currently has more than 20 members. It continues to act as an internal driving force in order to define and achieve the sustainability objective of EEX Group. The colleagues from different departments and entities of EEX Group discuss current sustainability issues in regular monthly meetings. The work is divided into smaller working groups.

    In addition to the meetings, regular input from experts from the fields of sustainability and sustainable finance additionally supports the work of the Sustainability Committee. Moreover, the Committee is in close contact with the Management Board to make EEX Group as sustainable as possible and to further support the managers in their decisions.  

    The EEX Group Sustainability Committee

    is the driving force for defining and reaching the corporate sustainability purpose and wants to take the company as well as the customers on its way to create value.

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    Sustainability Committee

    Climate Working Group

    EEX as part of the Climate Working Group

    The Climate Working Group is a working group of Deutsche Börse entities which meet on a regular basis to discuss individual or joint actions in the fields of sustainability and green office. Currently, the Climate Working

    Group is active in six locations – Luxembourg, Eschborn, Cork, Leipzig, Prague, New York and Chicago.

    Compensation of CO2 emissions

    EEX Group is committed to offsetting its CO2 emissions

    Since 2015, EEX Group has committed to offsetting its CO2 emissions from the areas of business trips, heating, water, paper, toner and waste. The neutralisation of the emissions is carried out via projects of the “Klimamanufaktur” and is carried out on an annual basis.

    „Supporting environmental projects to offset our CO2 emissions has been an important step for EEX Group and its entities since many years. Not only do we want to reduce the emissions we produce but we want to take one step further.“

    Peter Reitz, CEO


    Compensation of CO2 emissions  (English) 



    CO2 compensation since 2015


    of CO2 compensated in 2020

    Here you can find more details on how Sustainability is implemented at EEX Group

    Social Impact

    The social impact describes the aspects of EEX Group which underline its part in a diverse society, protect the well-being of its employees and support others through charity and donations. 

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    Social Impact

    Corporate Governance

    Corporate Governance describes the steps taken by EEX Group to assure a secure and regulated work environment.

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    Corporate Governance

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    Annual Report 2020

    EEX Group realised many major ambitions in 2020.

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    Success Stories 2020

    Our greatest asset is undoubtedly the people that make up EEX Group. The Success Stories highlight their achievements throughout 2020.

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    our Success Stories

    EEX Group Companies

    EEX Group is a group of specialised companies providing market platforms for energy and commodity products across the globe.

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    EEX Group Companies