Awards and ratings

Castellum’s goal of being one of Europe’s most sustainable property companies is validated by the international attention the company has garnered for its sustainability initiatives. These external awards confirm the company’s strong sustainability position and show that owners and investors put a premium on well- developed sustainability initiatives.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

For the sixth consecutive year, Castellum retained its position as the only Nordic company in the property and construction sector on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), which includes the companies in all of the world’s industries that are the best performers in the field of sustainability. In 2021, S&P Global – the company behind the DJSI – invited 10,000 listed companies in all industries to take part in the evaluation. The top global performers qualify for this prestigious index, established in 1999 for the purpose of steering investors towards more sustainable investments. Castellum is one of only six Swedish companies that qualified for the index.

Castellum’s rating: 80/100 (the only Nordic real estate company that was included)

MSCI ESG RATINGS

In 2021, Castellum was ranked AAA (on a scale of AAA to CCC) by the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment.

Castellum’s rating: AAA

Sector leader according to the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)

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Castellum has ranked as a world leader in sustain- ability in its sector by GRESB. This means that Castellum ranks first in the world in the office
and industrial premises sector. According to GRESB, Castellum also ranks as the world’s most sustainable developer of office projects. GRESB is an international benchmark that measures and evaluates the sustainability initiatives of property companies and property funds. This year’s study encompassed 1,540 property companies and funds in 64 countries.

Castellum’s rating: 95/100 (global sector leader)

EPRA Gold

The European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) works to improve standards and trans- parency in the property industry in order to strengthen credibility and security for investors. This year, Castellum won the Gold Award from EPRA, which has an award scale from Bronze to Gold. EPRA Gold, which is the prize for the best sustainability reporting in Europe, is proof that Castellum not only keeps its promises in the field of sustainability but also that Castellum is clear and transparent in its communication on sustainability.

Castellum’s rating: Gold

CDP

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Castellum reports to the CDP and has a rating of A– on a scale of A to D–. This is the highest marks of all Nordic property companies. The CDP is an independent non-profit organisation with the world’s largest collection of information on com- panies’ climate impacts.

Castellum’s rating: A- (highest of all Nordic property companies)

Sustainalytics

Castellum has ranked as Industry Top-Rate in the Sustainalytics sustainability benchmark, which covers over 4,000 companies across the globe.

Castellum’s rating: Industry Top Rated

Climate targets approved by SBT

Castellum’s target is to achieve 100% climate neutrality in its operations by 2030, thereby contributing to the UN climate agreement and Sweden’s national ambition of being a fossil fuel-free country. Castellum is the first property company in the Nordic region to have its climate targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Castellum awarded the Solar Energy Award

The Hisingen Logistics Park, a logistics facility constructed by Castellum, was named solar cell of the Year for 2021 and won the Solar Energy Award for the 30,000 square metres of solar cells on its roof. In total, there are approximately 8,500 solar cells that annually produce roughly 3.3 GWh, corresponding to the annual con- sumption of 660 standard houses.

Top ranking for equality at the European level

Once again, Castellum ranks as one of Europe’s most equitable listed companies, according to European Women on Boards. This equality survey compares the largest companies in
17 European countries. And in the European Women on Boards “Gender Equality Index” report for 2021, Castellum took a top spot and maintained its position as a Best Practice Leader.

Castellum’s rating: Best Practice Leader

Elland, Filip

Head of Sustainability Elland, Filip