Sustainability is multidimensional. It requires social engagement, environmental protection, climate protection, safe and attractive workplaces, and a sustainable value chain.

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We fully intend to contribute to solving these challenges and to inspire and enrich the communities in which we operate. To do so, we have committed to the following legislations, regulatory frameworks, and reporting requirements.

Paris Climate Agreement

In line with the Paris Agreement, we are focused on reducing our carbon footprint, enhancing the energy efficiency of our properties, and building resilience to climate change. We invest in climate change adaptation measures, such as ecosystem services, biodiversity, and various types of green spaces.

Sustainable Development Goals

To achieve our ambitions, we have set clear and measurable targets. These targets contribute to ten UN Sustainable Development Goals and their sub-targets.

Industry-specific impact areas: UN SDGs 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 15

General impact areas: UN SDGs 5, 8, 10, 16

Science Based Targets

Heimstaden’s subsidiary, Heimstaden Bostad, was one of the first major European residential real estate companies to commit to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a third-party recognition that will validate Heimstaden Bostad’s targets to ensure that we will meet the goals of the Paris Agreement to mitigate global warming.

UN Global Compact

In 2019, Heimstaden signed the UN Global Compact and committed to following its 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labour practice, environment, and anti-corruption.