In harmony with the environment, society and the economy – our ambition

We want to hold the most sustainable real estate portfolio in Switzerland. To achieve our goal, we follow clear principles in all our sustainability efforts.

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“Sustainability is part of our DNA. Across the board and in all project phases – everything we do is designed to ensure careful and conservative use of natural resources even as we strive to achieve long-term economic growth and maintain social cohesion.” Marc Pointet, CEO Ina Invest

Our sustainability efforts focus on:

Environment
  • Use of natural resources
  • Energy efficiency and climate change
  • Water consumption
  • Biodiversity
  • Noise emissions
  • Waste
Society
  • Social cohesion and a balanced cultural mix
  • Working conditions and employee development
  • Health and safety
  • Stakeholder engagement
Economy
  • Long-term competitiveness
  • Sustainable innovations
  • Life cycle-based approach

In line with our principles, we strive to act sustainably in four areas:

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Sustainability as a common goal:

We are not only aware of our responsibility to the environment and society but we also actively accept this responsibility. When we design tomorrow’s residential, working and living spaces, we are also able to generate a leverage effect that we use to promote environmentally conscious coexistence for the future and shape the way buildings are utilised by different groups.

2
Sustainability as a factor of competitiveness:

Sustainable products and services are more in demand today than ever before. Sustainability also plays a major role in decisions relating to purchase of / investment in real estate. Among other things, a portfolio that incorporates principles of sustainability meets the requirements of current and future generations and also ensures we will remain profitable over the long term.

3
Sustainability as a cost factor:

We don’t view real estate as an instrument to achieve a short-term profit. Instead we take the entire life cycle of a property into account and therefore seek to optimise its operating costs and end of life costs in addition to construction costs.

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Sustainability as a driver of innovation:

Sustainability demands new solutions, materials, methods and processes. We address this challenge and, as pioneers, set new standards for the development, execution and operation of sustainable real estate.

Commitment to sustainability based on clear principles

Our commitment to sustainability is based on clear principles that are applied along the entire real estate value chain. Within the three spheres of society, the economy and the environment, these are:

We comply with the highest sustainability standards in our industry and take measures to promote sustainable innovations.

We are making an active contribution to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and address climate change at a strategic level.

We set ourselves ambitious sustainability targets, incorporate these into our business strategy and include them in our performance assessments.

In each new project, we seek systematically to attain a nationally or internationally recognised sustainability certificate. Wherever possible and appropriate, our projects are certified in accordance with the SNSB label.

We attach particular importance to the utilisation of renewable and healthy building materials and we promote the use of closed material cycles.

We assess every project at an early stage with regard to its potential impact on the environment, society and the economy, and we use these assessments as a basis for our investment decision making.

Our digital solutions enable us to evaluate the materials used and the resources we consume in our operations and to take any necessary optimisation measures on an ongoing basis.

We make our stakeholders aware of the importance of sustainability and ask them to make an active contribution in this regard.

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GRI 102-12, 102-13

We are co-signatories of the UN Global Compact Principles and are guided by the following national and international guidelines, norms and standards:

 

European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)

Core Conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor (CRREM)

GRI Standards (core option)

SIA Norms in Switzerland

The UN Sustainable Development Goals relevant to us

SDG 11.3: Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanisation

SDG 11.6: Reduce the environmental impact of cities

SDG 12.2: Sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources

SDG 12.4: Environmentally sound management of chemicals and waste

SDG 12.5: Prevention, reduction and recycling of waste

SDG 13.3: Build knowledge and capacity to meet climate change

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