Assets under management must be energy-efficient, healthy, and safe, thus creating a living environment where both residents, other users, and the local community feel comfortable and flourish.
Properties play a very central role in our lives. On average, we spend more than 20 hours a day inside a property. DEAS Group is responsible for managing many properties across all real estate sectors. Therefore, our work has an impact on the everyday lives and well-being of many people.
Our most important task is to create value for our investors, tenants, residents as well as other users of the properties. Value creation not just measured in terms of the financial bottom line, but in terms of social and environmental sustainability,
says Group CEO Rikke Lykke.
2021 CSR Report: Focus on sustainable fund, asset, and property management
We want to promote sustainability as a long-lasting and permanent element in the individual property as well as in a national and global context. Our CSR statement gives an overview of our key performances in 2021 along with ESG key figures for environmental and social sustainability as well as governance.
In 2021, DEAS Group made huge sustainable steps together with our investors.
- Carbon neutral in 2030
DEAS aspires to be carbon neutral in 2030. In 2021, we have achieved a reduction in our CO2 emissions from our own operations and cars of 8%.
- 10% in 2025
At the end of 2021, 7.31% of the square metres that we manage was certified. The goal is that 10% of our managed square metres are certified as sustainable by 2025. We expect to reach this target during 2022, thus setting even higher ambitions for 2025.
- From D to C
In 2021, together with our investors we almost succeeded with the 2025 target of an average energy labelling C for all managed properties.
The ESG strategy is executed by means of five priorities
The five priorities that we embrace in 2022, also applied to 2021. Hence, we are committed to maintaining our performance within sustainability:
- Priority 1
More managed square metres are sustainable: focus on certified sustainable properties
- Priority 2
We reduce CO2 emissions with focused energy labelling: focus on carbon footprint by means of energy labelling
- Priority 3
Sustainable initiatives enhance the wellbeing of tenants: focus on housing, buildings, and outdoor areas as the setting for the good life
- Priority 4
Retention of skilled employees is vital to our success: focus on in-service training, retention, and job satisfaction
- Priority 5
We promote sustainability through collaboration: focus on partnerships and development of new solutions