We both want and are able to be a driving force in the development of a sustainable city. In districts where we own a significant number of properties, we take responsibility for the whole picture, from acquisitions and local development plans, to measures to boost the appeal of the physical environment and social initiatives. For us, sustainable urban development is about the whole person, the whole company, the whole location. The whole time.

We are leading the way with our ambitious work on sustainability. Our approach is rooted in a holistic perspective to strengthen our neighbourhoods as experience-based meeting places, where the primary focus is on health, convenience, safety and comfort. We also need to find new ways to increase the attractiveness and well-being in and around our properties with as small a climate footprint as possible.

The quarter's sustainability key figures

Much has happened during this quarter from a sustainability perspective. Our property Kvarter 1 in Haga Norra received the highest BREEAM rating of Outstanding in the design stage, and the project has also been nominated for BREEAM Building of the Year. We are also very proud that we have once again achieved top results in GRESB with 93 points in the management portfolio and a whopping 98 points in the project portfolio, and that we continue to have 100% of the management portfolio environmentally certified.

How to achieve the sustainable city

See what we have done and intend to do

The sustainability strategy

Our sustainability strategy, adopted by the Board, extends until 2030, and guides the company towards sustainable development. 

Overall sustainability targets:

  • Our property management will be carbon neutral by 2030, measured in CO2e/m².
  • By 2030, we will have cut emissions from new construction by half compared with 2019.
  • Our financing will continue to be 100% sustainable and green.
  • 100% of our framework agreement suppliers will be sustainability audited against Fabege’s Code of Conduct, policies and international conventions.
  • We will continue to focus on social issues when developing our districts.
  • We want to make a difference in the areas we develop and manage, and our focus is on children and young people, good education, meaningful leisure time, cultural experiences and pathways to the labour market.
  • We will be ranked among Sweden’s top workplaces according to GPTW (Great Place To Work), with the aim of achieving a minimum rating of 85%.

Current within sustainability

Fabege maintains its top GRESB ranking

GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) produces an annual ranking of the property sector from a sustainability perspective. In this year’s assessment, Fabege achieved 93 points in the management portfolio and 98 points in the project portfolio, out of a possible 100 for each part. Fabege therefore receives the highest rating, 5 stars, and is placed in first place in the office sector among listed real estate companies in northern Europe.

Read an extract from the report (pdf) >

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Updated prospectus for MTN

We have published the annual update of the basic prospectus for our MTN programme. The MTN programme, together with the green framework, enables us to reach our objective of 100 percent green financing.

Read the press release >

Read more about our sustainable financing

Over 80% travel climate-smart to and from Arenastaden

A new comprehensive travel survey shows that the vast majority of people who work in Arenastaden travel to the area in an emission-efficient way, using public transport, bicycle, walking, rechargeable car, moped or electric scooter. 

Read more about CERO and the results

Agenda 2030 and our role in a broader context

The UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serves as a guide in efforts to ensure global development is sustainable in the long term. The business community has an important role to play here, particularly the construction and property sector.

Read more about our agenda 2030

With the whole person front and centre

We don't just think about buildings. We take a holistic approach, and an important part of that is that the people in and between our properties feel good. That is why we work actively with social sustainability issues. One example is Children's Day in Flemingsberg - a fun day for the children in the area. Another is the Pep Parks that we built in Solna in collaboration with Generation Pep with the aim of inspiring play and movement in everyday life. We are also involved in Läxhjälpen (homework help) and TalangAkademin (Talent Academy) in Flemingsberg as well as several other value-creating cooperations.

Read more about our social cooperations

General ESG engagements

UN Global Compact

The UN initiative Global Compact (Global Responsibility) is the world's largest sustainability initiative with over 13,000 member companies and organisations from more than 170 countries. The members must actively work with sustainability issues in accordance with the Global Compact's ten international principles for companies' actions regarding human rights, labour law, environmental practice and anti-corruption measures and must report their work to the UN annually. The principles are based on the UN Declaration on Human Rights, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration and the UN Convention against Corruption.

We have supported UN Global Compact since 2011.

Read more about UN Global Compact

International Labour Organization (ILO)

The ILO is an international labour organisation that brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States, to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.

We support the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, which are part of the Global Compact's ten international principles.

Read more about the ILO

Science Based Targets

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the UN Global Compact (UnGC), the World Resource Initiative (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) which has developed a framework for companies across the world to set scientifically based climate goals that are in line with what is required for us to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

With the desire to reposition the business to contribute to reaching the 1.5 degree target according to the Paris Agreement, we joined the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) in 2019 and developed a climate target that was approved by SBT.

Read more about Science Based Targets >

Read more about our climate target

Fossilfritt Sverige

Fossilfritt Sverige (Fossil Free Sweden) is a national initiative working to increase the pace of the climate transition and make Sweden one of the first fossil-free welfare nations in the world. The goal is to build a strong industrial sector and to create more jobs and export opportunities by going fossil free. 

As part of Fossil Free Sweden, 22 different industries have produced their own roadmaps to show how they can enhance their competitiveness by going fossil free or climate neutral. We support the roadmaps for the heating sector, and the construction and civil engineering sector.

Read more about Fossil Free Sweden

Klimatarena Stockholm

Klimatarena Stockholm (Climate arena Stockholm) aims to streamline and structure cooperation between the county's companies, municipalities and academia in order to increase the pace of climate change in Stockholm County.

Klimatarena Stockholm consists of four working groups; Climate calculations, Recycling market, Circular planning and Climate-smart building materials. We are actively involved in all working groups and have signed the climate pledge, which means that by 2030 we shall have halved our emissions of greenhouse gases during construction.

Read more about Klimatarena Stockholm (in Swedish)

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Mia Häggström
Head of Sustainability
+46 46 8 555 148 54

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Sustainability management

Our sustainability work is integrated in all parts of the organisation and has a clear division of responsibility for the work with the various focus areas.

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Climate issues

Climate issues are the biggest challenge of our time, and as urban developers we can make a real contribution. Read more about how we work with climate issues.

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Networks and partnerships

Building urban districts is not a job for lone wolves. Many different skills are required along with enthusiasts who ensure that visions become reality.

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Life between the buildings

We think far beyond the properties when we develop our districts to strengthen life between the buildings and create safe meeting places.

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Targets and results

The long term targets for sustainability of Fabege's is about customers, the environment, suppliers and employees.

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