Who we are

Corporate Social Responsibility

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Strategic and holistic sustainability approach

DEAS Group has a strategic, holistic and responsible approach to sustainability designed to benefit our tenants, investors and the surrounding environment. Present throughout the entire value, our goal is to lead the way in making a difference in our sector.

As part of the real estate industry with a distinct focus on sustainability, we have great opportunities to make a real difference - it is a commitment that is fostered in our four core values: The four C’s: Courage, Commitment, Caring and Curiosity. In other words, it is part of our DNA, and DEAS has a responsibility that we have the means and values to live up to.

- Rikke Lykke, Group CEO

ESG report 2023: Continuing the progress

Our ESG report 2023 provides an overview of our key ESG figures on environmental, social and governance issues. But we also breathe life into our work with sustainability with a series of cases and descriptions of the dedicated work that our many skilled employees perform daily.

These highlights from 2023 illustrate the work we do with the environment and social initiatives:

  • Investing in data - with acquistion and internal upgrades. We acquired the energy management company IQ Energy Nordic giving us access to the Eniscope platform providing us with real-time data on utilities. We upgraded our Data, Analytics, and AI department with competent profiles committing us in making data and it's use an increasingly bigger part of our core business.

  • Increasing effort in biodiversity with index tool. We launched biodiversity index, a tool created to increase biodiversity in the outdoor areas around properties. It enables us to take stock of existing biodiversity, set a baseline, and eventually make an improvement plan for the area in question.

  • Making a difference through community work. We put an emphasis on our social impact activities with the Make a Difference Day. In this initiative, every employee is provided with the opportunity to take one workday off each year to participate in voluntary work of different kinds.

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Looking at 2023 - and ahead

Our strategy is linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals on Sustainable Cities and Communities and Decent Work and Economic Growth and the EU Taxonomy classification system for environmentally sustainable investments.

A steering group comprising management and relevant professionals is working on a strategy pathing the way for new goals and guidelines for our work with sustainability. They develop a new direction by reviewing and updating our ESG strategy, which includes defining new targets and key figures following the EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Activities (EU Taxonomy), EU's Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), and the updated building regulations. This approach is applied at both the Group level and within specific Fund mandates.

Vision and pledge

DEAS Group's vision is to ensure that the properties we are responsible for support the lifestyle of our tenants to a greater extent and do not simply form the framework for their daily lives. Our pledge to improve the way we live is an integral part of our strategy which is based on stakeholder management, social impact and innovation. By focusing on these three areas, we want to ensure a positive impact on society, the environment and the economy.

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ESG strategy executed based on 3 priorities

Focusing on resources, the good life and our role as active social actors drives our work with sustainability. We work based on the following five priorities that commit us to pursuing the long and challenging road to achieving more sustainable property management:

  1. Investing further in data and using it in our sustainability approach

  2. Increasing our efforts in biodiversity and using the potential in the surrounding areas to buildings

  3. Emphasizing focus on making a social impact through community work and social initiatives

Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR reviews

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CSR Review 2023

Mandatory review for corporate social responsibility in accordance with the Danish Financial Statements Act § 99a for the 2023 financial year.

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CSR review 2022

Mandatory review for corporate social responsibility in accordance with the Danish Financial Statements Act § 99a for the 2022 financial year.

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CSR Review 2021

Mandatory review for corporate social responsibility in accordance with the Danish Financial Statements Act § 99a for the 2021 financial year.

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CSR Review 2020

Mandatory review for corporate social responsibility in accordance with the Danish Financial Statements Act § 99a for the 2020 financial year.

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CSR Review 2019

Mandatory review for corporate social responsibility in accordance with the Danish Financial Statements Act § 99a for the 2019 financial year.

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CSR Review 2018

Mandatory review for corporate social responsibility in accordance with the Danish Financial Statements Act § 99a for the 2018 financial year.

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CSR Review 2017

Mandatory review for corporate social responsibility in accordance with the Danish Financial Statements Act § 99a for the 2017 financial year.

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CSR Review 2016

Mandatory review for corporate social responsibility in accordance with the Danish Financial Statements Act § 99a for the 2016 financial year.

Do you have questions?

If you have any concerns and questions about ESG or other matters we can assist you with, you are more than welcome to contact us via the link below.

Our commitment

Our approach to and commitment to sustainability are deeply rooted in our four values: Courage, Commitment, Caring, and Curiosity. Our suppliers play an important role in this, so we expect them to understand and live up to our values, ethical guidelines, and any other requirements.

You can read more about our Supplier Code of Conduct and Human Rights Statement via the buttons below.

At DEAS, it is a core value and a prerequisite for enhanced quality of life that we adhere to the highest ethical standards. In our Code of Conduct, you can read about our standards and learn what investors and the rest of society can expect from us.

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