Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognize the current environmental, social and economic challenges and are an urgent call for action aiming to achieve sustainable development for all. As a flexible real-estate company, Adapteo plays an active role in building adaptable societies and we fully support the 2030 Agenda, with the aim to contribute to its effective implementation. With customers from both the private and the public sector, Adapteo strives to help all its customers reach their own sustainability goals and the overarching municipal and national climate and environmental agendas.
An initial mapping of the connection between our core business and the Sustainable Development Goals has led to the selection of six SDGs to which we can contribute positively.
The UN SDGs have been a vital corner stone in the development of Adapteo’s sustainability strategy and goals. Linking relevant SDGs to our three strategic pillars helps us implement the SDGs into our business and enables us to follow up on our actions.
We aim to follow up on how we contribute to the SDGs on a yearly basis through our sustainability goals and KPIs in our annual sustainability reporting.
Learn more about how Adapteo wants to contribute to the UN SDGs and its milestones:
Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Milestone: 4.A: Create an including and safe environments for education
Adapteo provides adaptable buildings for schools, creating improved learning environments for students and supporting municipalities with quick solutions to school building needs. Our buildings are accessible and barrier-free, ensuring an inclusive learning environment for all.
Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all
Milestone: 8.5 Decent work and equal pay for work of equal value
Milestone: 8.8 Protect labor rights and promote safe and secure working environments
Adapteo offers an inclusive workplace with equal opportunities for all and promotes gender balance. We provide fair employee agreements and the safety of our employees is our highest priority. With our Code of Conduct, we want to ensure the protection of human rights throughout our entire value chain.
Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Milestone: 9.4 Upgrade all industry and infrastructure for increased sustainability
With our continuous work to improve the environmental performance of our buildings, we contribute to a more sustainable industry and infrastructure in society.
Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable
Milestone: 11.1 Safe housing for an affordable cost
With a focus on quality buildings adaptable to society’s needs and cost efficiency, Adapteo contributes to SDG 11.
Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Milestone: 12.2 Sustainable management and use of natural resources
Milestone: 12.5 Make a significant reduction in the quantity of waste
Our circular business model provides sustainable solutions to changing societal needs. We have a systematic approach to sustainable resource management and reduction of waste. We constantly improve our industrial production of buildings to circulate materials and reduce environmental impact.
Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Milestone: 13.3 Increase knowledge and capacity to handle climate changes
Adapteo’s buildings are climate-smart and energy efficient. Our project with the Ministry of the Environment in Finland aims to develop new ways of measuring the climate impact of the construction and real estate industry and increase knowledge and capacity to reduce climate impact.