- We enable a sustainable lifestyle for our customers
- Reducing environmental impact of own operations
- Safeguarding biodiversity
Sustainability is one of our strategic priority areas and covers everything we do.
Sustainability is increasingly important to our customers and investors. We want to lead the market by finding and providing sustainable solutions together with our customers. With over 100 years of expertise in building the foundations for better living, our goal is to make sustainable housing and living easy for people, businesses and society. A sustainably built environment mitigates climate change.
Sustainability is at the core of our strategy and a central part of all our business activities. We are committed to the Science Based Targets (SBTi) initiative to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.
Construction has a significant impact on the climate and there is much to be achieved in the construction sector. In Finland, construction is responsible for around 30% of CO2 emissions. Climate change mitigation is one of our material sustainability themes. We enable our customers to live a sustainable lifestyle, i.e. we aim to reduce the life-cycle emissions of our completed buildings (Scope 3). In terms of reducing the environmental impact of our own operations, one of our objectives is to achieve carbon neutrality in our own operations (Scope 1 and 2 emissions). The responsible subcontracting and procurement theme also includes encouraging suppliers and contractors to develop low-carbon alternatives.
Our material sustainability themes are defined through a materiality assessment in consultation with stakeholders. The selection of material themes takes into account the relevance of the theme to stakeholders and to us, as well as the specific characteristics of the construction industry. The selection of sustainability themes also recognises their link to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
All of those operating in the construction industry must work together in order to implement responsible subcontracting. We have made common guidelines for all construction sector operators, which help each one of us in identifying possible labor exploitation at work sites.