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Sustainable business

Wihlborgs is both a region-builder and a relationship-builder. We adopt a long-term perspective as we invest and develop our operations, which gives us the opportunity to make sustainable investments and take the economy, people and the environment into account in all of our decisions. This also means we have a stable foundation from which to manage shifts in the market.

Focus on long-term, sustainable growth

Our strategy entails a focus on long-term, sustainable growth. All three parts of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) agenda are to be integrated into our business and operations. However, sustainable development is not created by one company or one organisation alone; collaboration with others and proximity to our customers – who represent a major part of the business community of this region – have always been part of our approach. When we collaborate with others – companies, cities, universities, the public sector and non-profit sector – we are able to continue developing the Öresund region.

Wihlborgs’ sustainability framework

Sustainability Framework

Wihlborgs’ sustainability framework comprises four main areas: responsible businesssustainable propertiesattractive employer and commitment to the region and the community.

The purpose of defining these four areas is to provide a clear focus and ensure our efforts have a greater impact. We have prioritised a number of topics within each area that we measure and follow up systematically.

We also report annually to the UN Global Compact and Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). Our complete sustainability report can be found in our yearly Annual Report and Sustainability Report here. There is also information about stakeholder dialogue, materiality analysis, governance, follow-up and reporting in line with the GRI, EPRA and the TCFD.

Wihlborgs sustainability framework.

Sustainability targets

Five goals have been established within the area of sustainability as part of the Group’s overall goals. We also have additional goals within each area of our sustainability framework.

We have also established a longer term, scientific goal to reduce our CO2 emissions, which has been approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). As a member of the UN Global Compact, we naturally work to advance the 17 SDGs contained in the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We know that we can make a particular contribution to six of the SDGs, as well as certain specific targets that overlap with our sustainability agenda. In addition to this, we contribute indirectly to several of the other goals in our day-to-day operations and through our societal commitment. Read more about our sustainability framework, our sustainability targets and our sustiainability reporting

The region-builder

Commitment to the region and its society

We support initiatives focusing on work, inclusiveness and education to give young people the opportunities and motivation to gain an education and thus provide companies with access to a highly educated labour force. Infrastructure is a core issue for the continued development of the region and we are therefore committed to expanding new infrastructure, such as a fixed connection between Helsingborg and Helsingør and an Öresund metro line between Malmö and Copenhagen.

Environment and climate

Of course, we have a responsibility to consider the environment in everything we do. The construction and property sector currently accounts for just over a fifth of Sweden’s total climate impact. This means we have a major responsibility to do all we can to reduce out carbon footprint and inspire others to make significant changes.

The relationship-builder

Customers

Naturally, the most important stakeholders are our customers. We want them to feel that we are close by and can help them on their journey. Requirements to change premises must never stand in the way of the development of their business.

Employees

Our employees are key figures in our relationship with customers. For this reason, it is important for us to have proud and committed employees who are prepared to take responsibility and go the extra mile for a customer or colleague. We work actively to be an attractive employer.

Suppliers

Our suppliers are also an important part of our value chain, which is why we place stringent requirements on them in terms of health, safety, the environment and ethical conduct.

Willingness to recommend Wihlborgs

When customers and employees are prepared to recommend Wihlborgs, we see a benefit in terms of attracting new colleagues and customers. This is why we regularly measure their willingness to recommend us through our customer and employee surveys.

Do you have questions about our sustainability information?

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Anna Nambord

Director of Sustainable Business
+46 40-690 57 54
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Fredrik Ljungdahl

ESG Controller
+46 40-661 97 04
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