Sustainable properties

Our core business – developing and managing properties – is where we have the greatest environmental impact. It is therefore also the area where we can make the biggest
difference, whether it is changing our own behaviour, influencing our value chain or participating in the development of the sector. We have our own, ambitious goals but it is only when operators and sectors come together that properly significant changes begin to be realised. This is why we participate in several sector initiatives that promote a climate-neutral construction sector as well as other environment-related initiatives. And, of course, we work with our tenants to jointly contribute to reduced environmental impact. 

We are convinced that you have to aim high to achieve results. We want to contribute to sustainable societal development together with our customers and partners. Therefore we have set ambitious environmental goals.

Climate impact

The greatest environmental challenge we face is how we contribute to reducing the climate impact of our operations.

Target 2022: Our CO2 emissions in scopes 1–2 (direct emissions from own operations and indirect emissions from purchased energy) shall fall below 1.5 kg CO2 equivalents per square metre by the end of 2022. We have also established a long term target for our total CO2 emissions that has been approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).

Read about the outcome in 2020 and how we work with reduction of CO2 emissions

Environmental certification

Wihlborgs is continually focused on reducing its environmental impact and developing properties with a strong environmental performance and a positive work environment. Environmental certification is one way to measure these efforts.

Target 2022: 80 percent of the floor space of Wihlborgs’ office buildings in Sweden shall be environmentally certified by the end of 2022. The long-term target is for 100 percent of our properties within the Group to be environmentally certified.

Read about the outcome in 2020 and how we work with environmental certification

Energy, resource optimisation, green leases

In addition to the goals described above , we also have goals relating to energy, resource optimisation and green leases. These are described in more detail in our Annual and Sustainability report.


Our environmental initiatives are governed by our environmental policy and our environmental and climate goals, but also by our responsibilities linked to the UN SDGs and participation in external initiatives such as Fossil-free Sweden, LFM30 – the local roadmap for a climate neutral construction sector in Malmö by 2030, and several others. We also set requirements for our suppliers in terms of environmental impact.

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Green leases

When you sign a lease with Wihlborgs, you can be confident that we run ur business in a austainable way and with a long-term perspective. We are convinced that collaboration gives the best effect and therefore we want to collaborate with you as a customer so that we can jointly contribute to a positive development. Green leases are standard when you rent premises from Wihlborgs and with the lease as a basis, we can collaborate in the areas of energy, indoor environment, choice of materials and waste management. The environmental certifications is another way of involving our customers, as tenants' choices and behaviours impact the certification. At many properties, we also have charging stations that help your employees travel climate-smart to their workplace.

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Staffan Fredlund
Environmental Manager
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Elsa Hagdahl
Property Certification Manager