Corporate Social Responsibility
At DEAS Group, we have a holistic approach to sustainability that must create value for investors, our tenants, and the surrounding environment. We are present throughout the entire value chain and aim to influence the green transition from many sides simultaneously.
Sustainability makes unprecedented demands on our company from legislators and stakeholders, and it happens with great effect. At DEAS Group, we have the necessary prerequisites to help lead the green transition in our industry and ensure our investors' returns and the health and safety of residents in their daily lives if we focus on the right initiatives,
says Group CEO Rikke Lykke.
ESG report 2022: Several targets reached
Our ESG report for 2022 provides an overview of our ESG key figures regarding environmental and social impacts and governance. But we also breathe life into our work with sustainability with a series of cases and descriptions of the dedicated work that the many skilled employees perform daily.
Read the CSR-statement as epaper. Our CSR is also available for download (PDF).
In 2022, we had several highlights in our work with the environment, social initiatives and good management:
- 12.4% certified square meters. Our goal was that 10 per cent of the square meters we manage for our investors should be certified according to an internationally recognized scheme in 2025. But we exceeded that figure this year, jumping from 7.3% to 12.4%.
- Energy label C on average. We work strategically with energy labels as benchmarks for investments in energy optimization. This year we achieved our ambition that the managed portfolio should have a weighted average of at least C.
- Satisfied employees. Our ability to attract, retain and develop talented employees determines our company's success. We are therefore proud that our employees across the Nordic region have given us an overall Employee Net Promoter Score (E-NPS) of 14, 4 points higher than our target of 10. E-NPS indicates whether an employee would recommend DEAS Group as a workplace.
- Good management figures. It is crucial for DEAS Group's stakeholders that we have control over our policies, procedures and workflows. And our key figures from 2022 tell us that we are good at securing. We thus had no reported violations concerning corruption and money laundering, no reports from our whistleblower scheme and ten GDRP cases, of which only one was serious.
2023 will be a baseline year
Our ESG strategy and our initiatives contribute to the following five United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: 3: Good Health and Well-Being; Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities; Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production; and Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals. Selected based on a strategic process in 2019.
In 2023 a steering group comprising the management and relevant professionals will set new goals and guidelines for our work with sustainability. They will develop a new direction by reviewing and updating our ESG strategy, including defining new targets and key figures per the EU taxonomy, the disclosure regulation, the CSRD and the updated building regulations.
Vision and pledge
Our vision at DEAS Group is to ensure that the properties we are responsible for support the tenants' lifestyle to a greater extent and do not simply form the framework for their daily life. We have pledged to improve the way we live, and this is an integral part of our strategy based on:
- Stakeholder Management
- Social Impact
By focusing on these three areas, we want to ensure a positive impact on society, the environment and the economy.
We execute our ESG strategy through 5 priorities
Focusing on resources, the good life and our role as active social actors drive our work with sustainability. We work based on five priorities, which commit us to maintain the long, challenging move to contribute to more sustainable property management.
Priority 1: Qualified advice will ensure more certified assets under management
Priority 2: Focus on energy labels will help reduce the CO2 emissions of the building stock
Priority 3: Strategically integrated environmental and social initiatives will promote well-being in tenancies
Priority 4: DEAS Group must be an attractive and innovative workplace
Priority 5: Stakeholder management and advice are essential for an excellent everyday life