ESG plays a pivotal role in our core values and investment strategies. Projects and operational platforms that follow ESG best practice will perform better in terms of equity investment returns, access to bank financing and capital market transaction performance.

Ailon operates as an owner with a long-term perspective taking into account environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibilities when making business decisions and when managing the company’s resources. We make high demands for good ethics and business integrity from our suppliers, consultants and contractors.

We use Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to verify energy performance of our properties. Each project/property has a strategic plan formulated with clear sustainability targets and identified sustainability risks. Each building has an energy transition strategy, designed to make the building more energy-efficient and less carbon-intensive over its full life cycle. The energy transition strategy is broken down in pre-study and risk assessments, energy efficiency targets, implementation of transition and improvements, performance benchmarking and achieved quantifiable performance improvements.

Our redevelopments repurpose original buildings to recycle materials and cut waste. Our developments use modular construction to make best use of materials. We certify all our new buildings and continue to develop some of the greenest buildings in our target markets. Our sustainability work for new build properties is broken down into the following areas; Energy & Climate, Ecosystems & Water, Climate Adaption, Materials, Hazardous Substances & Waste, Health & Wellbeing and Equal Conditions & Participation.

We are committed to the highest standard of corporate governance and have created a resilient and sustainable business in which our stakeholders can have confidence and trust.

UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The UN sustainable development goals specify global societal challenges that we must collectively solve and represent. Ailon are committed to UN’s principles in the following areas, which are considered to be most relevant to our operations:
Good health and webb-being
Goal 3
We promote healthy living in our properties. We seek to minimise high indoor temperatures and maximise daylight. We create possibilities for social wellbeing, activity and recreation where possible. We create community groups.
Gender Equality
Goal 5
We create inclusive communities based on human perspective and social needs. We promote gender equality in the residences and staff. This is supported by our main suppliers and local partners.
Clean water and sanitation
Goal 6
We support local organizations, for example ElectriCITY in Hammarby (Stockholm), and its principle of improving the local water environment.

We always pay close attention to site remediation and include water saving measures where possible and appropriate.
Affordable and clean energy
Goal 7
Our asset plans are designed to make the buildings more energy efficient and less carbon intense over its life-cycle. We seek to offer our tenants access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy.

Initiatives include upgrade of lightning, operational control improvements of energy consumption and promotion of energy saving behavior in the residences, upgrade of windows and doors, integration of renewable energy through installation of solar panels, reduction of water intensity and water conservation, improved insulation, air and ground source heat and low energy appliances.

We seek to offer our tenants access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy.
Decent work and economic growth
Goal 8
Our investments and projects promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all employees.

Ailon aims to continuously develop the best possible workplace for our employees.
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Goal 9
Our modernisation programs promote innovation. We use modern methods to carry out upgrades and refurbishments to meet and supersede sustainability standards. We promote proptech to enhance sustainability and reduce operational costs.

Our new build projects use innovative modular building techniques that set new standards in our target markets.
Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 11
Ailon creates social value beyond our properties. We support the aim to make cities safe, inclusive, resilient and sustainable. Ailon’s asset management programs help to make neighborhoods environmentally friendly and forward-looking.

Proptech improves the sustainability of property services. Our new build projects are leading regeneration and investment into new areas and help to promote economic growth.

Our schemes provide high quality, affordable housing options based on the principles of a welcoming community for households with different income, which is a social good.
Responsible consumption and production
Goal 12
Ailon promotes sustainable patterns in both consumption and production/modernisation, reduce energy requirements and greenhouse gas emissions.

Our main suppliers adhere to this principle to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Our redevelopments repurpose original buildings to recycle materials and cut waste.

Our developments use modular construction to make best use of materials. We certify all our developments and continue to deliver some of the greenest buildings in our target markets.
Climate action
Goal 13
Our investment strategies support action on climate change by having energy efficiency as a cornerstone in each property business plan. The operations of the building contribute to a reduced need for energy consumption.

Our new build projects support action on climate change by including energy efficiency into the design and construction. They are demonstrating this through certification.

We promote energy saving behavior in the residences including lowering the environmental footprint and recycling.
Life on land
Goal 15
Our new build projects promote and restore ecosystems. Some of our projects are brownfield in postindustrial areas. The projects introduce new planting in gardens, terraces and indoors to provide a healthier environment for residents and the wider community.
Peace, justice and strong institutions
Goal 16
A core principle of Ailon is to promote a peaceful and inclusive community that incorporates sustainable living.

Our properties are open to all and promote equality, inclusivity and tolerance. Our community managers are key to achieving this.
Partnerships for the goals
Goal 17
We seek to promote these goals and aims to our residents, suppliers and local partners.