Hemsö’s business concept is to sustainably develop, own and manage public properties. Our focus is on the people who visit, live and work in our properties, and that they have the right conditions for work, lessons, security, development and care. We have a long-term approach – we combine property management and project development with long-term management and letting. Our profits are mainly returned to Sweden’s pensioners via our largest owner, the Third Swedish National Pension Fund.
The aim of our business operations is to work together with the public sector to meet the need for public properties. This collaboration enables flexibility, innovation and the courage to try new ways to find the optimal solution. Based on the skills and experience we have built up in hundreds of property projects over the years, we can help state, municipal and regional operators to think in new ways, so that the activities to be conducted in the building receive the best conditions and maintain sustainability.
Our focus areas
Hemsö’s sustainability efforts are strategic and focused on the areas where we, as the developer and owner of public properties, can make a difference and help to increase sustainability for anyone who is affected by our properties, and for society in general.
Our priority areas are:
- Social sustainability
- Environment and climate
- Society and our responsibility
- Sustainable finance
Please read more about sustainability at Hemsö, in attached presentation.
Hemsö prepares a sustainability report using the GRI reporting framework every year. Through dialogue, we are continuously improving our sustainability processes and the conditions for providing sustainable public services. Read more in the document Stakeholder dialogue according to the GRI framework. We also report our sustainability performance to the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), which makes annual global assessments of environmental, social and governance (ESG) performances at company and portfolio level. In 2022 Hemsö was awarded a score of 88 out of a possible 100 and receives the Green Star. In the Development category, the company achieved a score of 91 out of 100. Stakeholder engagement, ESG criteria and sustainable materials are some of the areas where Hemsö scores highest. The Sustainability Report 2021 is here.
Please read Hemsö’s Sustainability Policy and read Society and our responsibility for more information about Hemsö’s sustainability efforts.