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.

A list of Heimstaden’s memberships and undertakings
  • Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
  • SABO, (Public Housing organisation in Sweden, associated member)
  • Sweden Green Building Council
  • Fastighetsägarna (Swedish organisation for real-estate companies)
  • Norsk Eiendom (Norwegian organisation for real-estate companies)
  • Ejendom Danmark (Danish organisation for real-estate companies)
  • Association of Real Estate Agents, Czech Republic
  • Rental Housing Association, Czech Republic
  • Association for the Development of the Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic
  • Association for Real Estate Market Development, Czech Republic
  • Chamber of Commerce of the Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic
  • Nordic Chamber of Commerce, Czech Republic
  • Association of Industry and Transport, Czech Republic
  • IVBN (Dutch organisation for real-estate companies)
  • BeBo – Swedish Energy Agency’s network for residential property owners committed to energy efficiency
  • Studentbostadsföretagen (Swedish student housing association)
  • LFM 2030 (Local path chart towards a climate-neutral construction and property management sector in Malmö, Sweden by 2030)
  • The Rotterdam Climate Agreement, Netherlands
  • Polski Związek Firm Deweloperskich (PZFD) (Polish Association of Developers)
  • Skandynawsko-Polska Izba Gospodarcza (SPCC) (Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce)
  • VNW - Verband norddeutscher Wohnungsunternehmen (Association of North German Housing Companies).
  • ZIA - Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss (Central German Real Estate Association)
  • VBKI - Verein Berliner Kaufleute und Industrieller (Berlin Merchants and Industrialists Association)
  • IHK - Industrie- und Handelskammer (Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Germany)