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To Heimstaden, sustainability is the only way forward - a core strategic pillar, integrated in our operations. Our sustainable mindset goes beyond creating sustainable homes and neighbourhoods, we also address society's challenges like climate change, segregation, and housing shortages.

Our values are rooted in our Scandinavian heritage:

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No one left behind

Equality

Opportunity for all

Sustainable Mindset

Care for our planet

Targets

Society Contribution, Inspiration, and Enrichment.

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Efforts

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Friendly Workplace

Focus on a passionate and value-driven work culture based on a good and safe working environment, equal opportunities, diversity, and inclusion.

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Customer
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Care for our customers - promoting good health, secure living conditions, and safe and inclusive neighbourhoods.

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Sustainable Properties

Address the climate crisis through sustainable energy solutions, energy and water efficiency, and biodiversity and other adaptation measures.

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Society and Neighbourhoods

Offer apartments and job opportunities to those who find it hard to get housing or employment.

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Governance and Reporting

Strong governance with a clear stance on transparency, fair business practices, and zero tolerance for corruption and other unethical behaviours in our entire value chain.

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Sustainability Impact

The road to mitigating climate and social challenges is long. Heimstaden is transparent about our status and how we will reach our goals. Our most important KPIs from 2020 are:

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18 tonnes
CO2e/SEK million

Scope 1 & 2 emissions from energy purchased by Heimstaden and used in its properties – FY 2020

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25 kg
CO2e/sqm

Scope 1 & 2 emissions from energy purchased by Heimstaden and used in its properties – FY 2020

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2%

Share of our portfolio that has social lease contracts, for people that for various reasons can’t get an apartment on their own

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Sustainability-Strategy

Sustainability Strategy

Sustainable Mindset is one of Heimstaden’s four strategic pillars, supported by an underlying sustainability strategy and group-wide sustainability targets covering environmental, social and governance aspects.

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Key Achievements

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The risk of material financial impact from ESG factors was rated 12.3 (low risk) in the 2021 Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating Report *

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Committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), which will evaluate our CO2 emission reduction targets *

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Conducted our first Scope 3 assessment *

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Strengthened our sustainability organisation to include branches in all our markets

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Submitted our first CDP report and received a score of C for our actions on climate change *

*for Heimstaden Bostad