Heimstaden Bostad is dedicated to ensuring quality reporting and we are continuously building organisational capacity and strengthening data quality and availability.

Heimstaden Bostad’s Sustainability reporting is prepared and reported in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and includes climate-related disclosures in line with TCFD recommendations. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG) is applied when calculating greenhouse gas emissions.

In 2020, Heimstaden Bostad submitted its first CDP report, which earned Heimstaden Bostad a place on the CDP’s Climate C List.

Reporting Standards

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Heimstaden Bostad’s annual Sustainability report for 2020 is prepared and reported in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards. We have identified the following material GRI areas to report on: financial results, anti-corruption, energy, greenhouse gas emissions, employment and occupational health and safety, waste and local community.

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

The aim of TCFD’s recommendations is to provide investors with information about the risks and opportunities that a transition to a society with lower carbon emissions and a changing climate entail. TCFD’s recommendations are categorised into four areas: governance, strategy, risk- and opportunities management as well as metrics and targets. Heimstaden Bostad follows TCFD’s recommendations and divides climate-related risks into two main categories: transition risks and physical risks.

EU Taxonomy

During 2020, Heimstaden Bostad started preparations to be able to report on its EU Taxonomy alignment for FY 2021, both in terms of assessments of the taxonomy requirements, the status of our property portfolio in relation to the taxonomy criteria and thresholds, and by taking a more strategic approach and prioritising our property investments.


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