Organization and governance of sustainability efforts

A joint operational sustainability group develops activities, shares experiences and monitors relevant changes in the global environment. There is also a Sustainability Forum with the aim of updating and integrating development efforts into Castellum operations. The Sustainability Forum consists of managers from the core business: HR, Project Development, Executive Management, Regional CEOs, Finance and Purchasing.

Castellum’s sustainability efforts require committed and skilled employees; further training in sustainability issues is therefore offered on a regular basis. The ambition is that all new employees will undergo introductory sustainability training.

Control documents regarding the sustainability activities:

External regulations

  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Global Compact
  • The Swedish Companies Act
  • The Swedish environmental Code
  • The Work environment Act
  • Environmental classifications - Green Building, Miljöbyggnad, BREEAM
  • Environmental Diploma
  • ISO 14001
  • Building Regulations of the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning
  • Other applicable laws and regulations

Important internal regulations

  • Sustainability policy
  • Code of Conduct
  • Code of Conduct for suppliers and partners
  • Internal environmental management system
  • Internal control processes
  • Other instruction

Global Compact

Castellum has signed FN Global Compact, which is an initiative to coordinate matters of human rights, labor conditions, the precautionary principle and responsibility concerning
the environment and anti-corruption. Global Compact includes 10 principles.

Global Compact includes 10 principles:

  1. Support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
  2. Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
  3. Uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
  4. Effective abolition of child labour.
  5. Elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
  6. Elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
  7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
  8. Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
  9. Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
  10. Work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.