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Intellectual Capital Statement (ICS) at Energie Baden-Württemberg AG – EnBW AG

With some six million customers, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG with headquarters in Karlsruhe is the third-largest energy company in Germany. In 2007, EnBW generated annual revenue in excess of € 14 billion with more than 20,000 employees. Our core activities focus on the segments electricity, gas as well as energy and environmental services.
Traditionally, we are firmly rooted in Baden-Württemberg. We also operate throughout Germany and in other markets of central and eastern Europe. We will continue to focus on our core competencies in future and supply our customers reliably and competently with energy and energy-related services.

We operate conventional power stations and nuclear power plants. But that is not all. Hydroelectric power has always played an important role for us. For the other renewable sources of energy such as wind, geothermal power and biomass there is still development potential. We see them as opportunities for economic growth and for the environment and will make use of these opportunities. The gas business will also play an important role in future, as will local generation and heat generation. EnBW aims to reinforce its position in all these areas. Whatever we tackle, we want to play a trailblazing and leading role.

The intellectual capital statement model

Figure: The intellectual capital statement model developed by the Intellectual Capital Statement Project Group (AK-WB)

The ICS is a successful management tool to drive the improvement of the business The improvement of more systematic management of intangibles are clearly demonstrated within the following IC-statements
The higher the alignment with the corporate strategy the greater the benefit of the ICS. Another success factor relates to the emphasis on how to derive, implement and monitor the improvement actions from the ICS process.

Experiences and lessons learnt from more than 20 ICS with EnBW AG

Dr. Ulrich Koch, Development Manager of Corporate HR, EnBW Corporate University

Dr. Koch holds a Diploma in sociology and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from ABC University. He has worked in Collaborative Research Centres (SFBs) in organisational science and at a chamber of commerce and in a management consultancy. At EnBW he was responsible for the implementation of ICS at EnBW AG.