Sustainability report 2018
Our ambition is to be at the forefront in sustainability issues. As one of the largest property companies in Sweden, we have the potential to drive development forward.
Our vision for zero carbon footprint
The climate is changing around the world. Global warming is a fact today and affects all habitats on earth. Akademiska Hus has set ambitious climate targets that are at the leading edge of developments. We are all part of the complex transition that is now taking place on a broad front towards a climate-neutral society.
In 2018 Akademiska Hus formulated ambitious targets that will enable us as a company to contribute to a climate-neutral society. In summary, we have set the following targets related to climate neutrality:
To achieve climate-neutral property operations by 2025 we will continue to focus on our diligent work with proactive energy measures in our existing and new buildings, invest in energy-saving technology and focus on renewable energy solutions, as well as clarify our purchasing strategies for energy with the ultimate aim of fossil fuel-free deliveries.
We run innovation projects together with customers and other parties to find new types of sustainable energy solutions in our property operations where, for example, we develop smart adaptive systems with digitisation as support.
The company will achieve the target of climate-neutral internal operations by 2025 by changing its travel patterns through new digital alternatives to physical meetings and by reviewing other aspects of its impact, including consumables, refreshments and choice of meeting format.
We will achieve climate-neutral project operations by 2045 through clear follow-up and control of the impact of our projects by taking active decisions regarding design solutions, systems and material choices, clarifying our client demands regarding execution, and enthusiastically searching for climate-smart solutions that equally fulfil the needs of our customers. Another crucial issue for us is to increase the efficiency and appeal of existing buildings so that new construction is not always viewed as the preferable option.