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New Sustainability Manager joins Akademiska Hus

Monday, 28 March 2022

Erik Florman, ny hållbarhetschef

Erik Florman will take over as new Sustainability Manager at Akademiska Hus, where he will play a major role in the company’s efforts to achieve climate neutrality throughout the value chain by 2035. He most recently served as head of sustainability at Kungsleden, which is part of Castellum.

Erik Florman has many years of experience of sustainability work within the construction and property industry and in addition to his position as head of sustainability at Kungsleden, he has also served as group manager for sustainable development at Skanska. Erik has also served as acting LEED manager at Sweden Green Building Council.

Erik will assume the new position by 13 June at the latest and will be responsible for implementing Akademiska Hus’ new climate and energy strategy. The company’s target is to reduce the climate impact from the entire value chain to achieve climate neutrality by 2035 by switching to climate-efficient processes and solutions that yield results at every level. One prerequisite for achieving this goal is increased collaboration with customers and within the industry as a whole.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Erik to Akademiska Hus as we now accelerate our sustainability efforts. With his solid expertise and experience, he will be a great asset in the continued journey to reduce our climate impact through our own measures and in collaboration with others,” says Caroline Arehult, CEO of Akademiska Hus.

“It feels great to have the privilege of running and further developing sustainability work at Akademiska Hus. Knowledge and innovation are the key to the future and I feel a great commitment to use my role to help strengthen Sweden as a nation of knowledge. A major focus will be on achieving our ambitious climate targets, but we will also focus on how to make our learning and research environments even more sustainable and inspiring,” says Erik Florman.

With a property value of over SEK 112 billion, Akademiska Hus is one of Sweden’s largest property companies, which together with colleges and universities, strives to strengthen Sweden as a nation of knowledge by building, developing and managing sustainable environments for education, research and innovation. The company is owned by the Swedish State and approximately 320,000 people work, study and carry out research every day in buildings that are managed by Akademiska Hus.

Erik Florman is replacing Mia Edofsson, who will be moving to a position as Sustainability Director at Volvo Trucks.