Stakeholder dialogue and focus areas

To develop and improve operations, Castellum has identified and analyzed stakeholder expectations of our business.

Castellum’s most important issues from a stakeholder group perspective

To develop and improve operations, Castellum has identified and analyzed stakeholder expectations of our operations. Castellum conducts continual dialogue with customers, suppliers, employees, Group Management and the Board of Directors that shows which sustainability issues the stakeholders consider to be most important for Castellum. In addition to the stakeholder dialogue, Castellum conducts ongoing discussions on sustainability-related issues at board meetings, meetings with shareholders, and in everyday encounters with customers, employees and suppliers.

The result of the stakeholder dialogues that were conducted, in combination with the company’s materiality analysis, means that Castellum is focusing on the following topics. These are also collected in Castellum’s agenda for the sustainable city.

  • The Planet
    How we will responsibly and efficiently reduce resource use and carbon emissions that cause global warming.
  • Future-Proofing
    How we create a sustainable property portfolio in a changing world
  • Well-Being
    How we promote health, wellness and productivity
  • Conduct
    How we can create better communities, with increased employment involvement.

Materiality analysis

To develop and improve operations, Castellum has identified and analyzed stakeholder expectations of our operations. The stakeholder dialogue was conducted in 2016 and is still considered up-to-date; thus, no new dialogue was carried out for 2018. The implementation of Castellum’s stakeholder dialogue and the development of the materiality analysis within the area of sustainability followed the same process: initially, a workshop was conducted with the Group’s sustainability workgroup to update the materiality analysis based on Castellum’s strategy and on changes in the outside world. Subsequently, web questionnaires were sent to selected customers and suppliers, as well as to the Board, Executive Group Management and all employees. These are Castellum’s most important target groups and central to the company’s long-term value creation. The purpose of these questionnaires was to determine whether the materiality analysis was in line with expectations of the company, as well as to collect development proposals for future sustainability efforts. In addition to the stakeholder dialogue, Castellum conducts ongoing discussions on sustainability-related issues at board meetings, meetings with shareholders, and in everyday encounters with customers, employees and suppliers.

The Planet

To reduce Castellum’s impact on the environment, resources will be used efficiently, and the proportion of renewable energy is to increase.

The planet (PDF document, 117 kB)

Carbon emissions, tonnes 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Scope 1 854 639 608 1 122 675
Scope 2 14 339 10 720 7 747 6 133 4 362
Coverage 100% 100% 100% 100%  100%
Energy consumption. MWh
Non renewable fuels 4 955 1 525 1 177 766  549
Non renewable heating and cooling
42 388 10 827 13 669 13 580  18 070
Total renewable energy 311 728 239 731 328 070 327 010  330 932
Total non renewable 47 343 12 352 14 846 14 346  18 619
Coverage 80% 81% 83% 87%  88%
Water consumption, million m3
Total municipal water 0,894789 0,747334 1,044503 1,008457 0,969783
Coverage 82% 92% 83% 83%  84%
Waste, tonnes
Total waste disposed 2 014 1 439 2 492 1 964 2 414 
Coverage 12% 23% 22% 20%  24%

Future-proofing

It is important for Castellum to be able to offer customers and employees safe and healthy working environments. To achieve this, Castellum works with environmental inventories and recognized environmental classification systems vis-à-vis the properties. The objectives include environmental evaluations for all properties, and environmental classifications for all new constructions and major reconstructions. The updated objectives require classification of office and retail premises as Miljöbyggnad, minimum Silver level. The possibility of reaching the Gold classification should always be investigated.

Future-proofing (PDF document, 66 kB)

Well-being

How we promote health, wellness and productivity.

Well-being (PDF document, 72 kB)

Absentee rate, % of total days scheduled 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Employees 3 3 3 2 3,75
Coverage 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Conduct

As one of the major real estate owners in Sweden, Castellum has a responsibility to contribute to positive development in the communities wherein the Group operates. The development of these communities has a direct economic impact on Castellum’s activities. Hence, in all cities where Castellum owns properties, we exercise responsibility by collaborating with the municipality, educational institutions, customers and other companies.

Conduct (PDF document, 69 kB)

The Planet

How we will responsibly and efficiently reduce resource use and carbon emissions that cause global warming.

Future-Proofing

How we create a sustainable property portfolio in a changing world.

Well-Being

How we promote health, wellness and productivity.

Conduct

How we can create better communi- ties, with increased employment and involvement.