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Sustainability is an integral element of Swiss Prime Site’s corporate strategy. As part of their business activities, the Company is committed to the transformation into an economy and society that builds on the partnerships between different stakeholders and in which commercial success, human well-being and a careful use of natural resources go hand in hand.
In 2019, as part of a comprehensive materiality analysis, Swiss Prime Site determined for the second time since 2017 which issues are particularly important for the further development of integrated management. This enabled the Company to create the basis for the integration of important financial and non-financial issues into the management of the group and defined the strategic focus of integrated reporting (GRI 102-49).
Swiss Prime Site sets targets that are phased in over time and focused on different levels. These targets and measures are based on the question of how the company can create value for different stakeholders. Moreover, which issues are particularly important for them and for the short, medium and long-term business success. Using materiality analysis, the financial and non-financial topics that will have a significant impact on general economic, social and environmental developments are evaluated and defined. On this basis, the goals are developed and put down into a roadmap – structured according to the capitals of the «integrated reporting» approach. This procedure reflects a sustainable business management and provides the basis for the integrated reporting.
For Swiss Prime Site, regular dialogue with all stakeholders is a key element of sustainable leadership. The Company seeks to identify needs and expectations in dialogue and focus business activities towards meeting these in harmony with the corporate strategy. This particularly applies to the needs and issues of customers. All group companies are in constant communication with them, whether as part of daily business interaction, through dedicated feedback conversations or the usual information channels.
Swiss Prime Site is aware of its responsibility when it comes to climate protection and has been committed for some time to contributing towards the 2-degree goal of the Paris Climate Accord and the Swiss Federal Council’s climate neutrality goal. Taking both these targets into account, in 2019 the Company developed a CO2 reduction pathway for the whole property portfolio. Swiss Prime Site plans to invest around CHF 650 million by 2050 to ensure that the group can also reach the long-term objective of climate neutrality.
The success of the Swiss Prime Site Group is founded on highly competent and committed employees. They contribute their knowledge and ability to develop sustainable living spaces and render high-quality services. Swiss Prime Site entrusts them with important responsibilities and offers an attractive working environment characterised by flexible working-time models and comprehensive training and development opportunities. In doing so, Swiss Prime Site hopes to strengthen employee loyalty and ensure a strong customer focus across all processes.
1/2 We create living spaces – sustainably, innovatively and passionately.
1/2 We have an impact on the cities in which people like to work, stay and live.
1/2 Our real estate portfolio will become climate-neutral until 2040.
1/2 We encourage communities and connect tenants and employees in our properties.