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AF Bostäder has long been involved in active environmental management. During 2016, we began to widening the perspective further and started to report on the activities in a Sustainability Report.
Sustainability management differs from environmental management in that it consists of three parts: environmental sustainability, social sustainability and economic sustainability.
Due to the new Sustainability Report, AF Bostäder can work systematically and purposefully on sustainability issues, and clarify how AF Bostäder affects its surroundings in all parts of the organisation – in relation to the customers, as an employer, as a property owner and in its role as a shaper of society’s built environment.
Staff, customers and other stakeholders have been involved and provided the basis for the content of the Sustainability Report and the processes behind it. The Sustainability Report will be published annually and is available on AF Bostäder’s website.
In Sweden we are good at waste sorting, but only about 20% of clothing is recycled – something AF Bostäder wants to improve. Since 2015, the students have collected 130 tons of textiles in easily accessible containers from Human Bridge.
Most of AF Bostäder’s laundry rooms have automatic detergent dosing, which minimises the risk of using too much detergent. From 2020, all laundry rooms are also fabric conditioner-free, which further reduces the use of chemicals.
During 2020, AF Bostäder changed older light sources to LEDs on facades and lampposts, and in stairwells at four housing areas. The switch means more efficient lighting, longer lamp lifetime, increased security and an energy saving of 70%.
AF Bostäder has a goal to become 100% fossil fuel-free by the end of 2020. Challenges remain within the areas of company vehicles and business travel.
In 2019, AF Bostäder renewed its goal for waste management and continued to create simpler waste sorting conditions for the students. The approach involves combining practical and well thought-out measures with encouragement, nudging and inspiration.
Striving for a construction site free from environmentally hazardous products, materials and chemicals is a considerable challenge. AF Bostäder uses the Basta and SundaHus services and notes all products in a digital logbook.
AF Bostäder is in an expansive phase and building student housing on a large scale every year. The company sets stringent requirements for sustainability in its new production and has introduced its own sustainability manual as support for housing development.
AF Bostäder opened 25 insect hotels in 2019 as a contribution to our natural surroundings and biodiversity.
AF Bostäder is replacing more and more traditional waste stations with Underground Waste Systems (UWSs). Waste sorting becomes simpler, management more cost-effective and the living environment is cleaner, neater and safer.
In 2018, AF Bostäder carried out improvements on the indoor climate at four properties. All regulating valves and thermostatic valves were replaced, and tenants now have a more consistent indoor temperature.
AF Bostäder has a zero tolerance policy towards all forms of corruption. Preventive work is important and therefore new guidelines for business ethics were adopted in January 2018.
An analysis of spot checks in randomly selected housing areas shows that between 70–85% of tenants’ residual waste, mainly food waste, is wrongly thrown away – and could have been recycled.
For the second year in succession, AF Bostäder reduced its greenhouse gas emissions – down by 89% since 2016. The reduced climate impact is mainly due to switching to renewable district heating and electricity.
AF Bostäder opened two new laundry rooms at Vildanden, where the tenants can wash their clothes using only cold water. The new technology reduces both energy consumption and the spread of chemicals.
Resource usage is an area in which AF Bostäder has considerable possibilities to make a positive impact. The target is that 50 % of total waste is to be sorted.
Resource usage is an area in which AF Bostäder has considerable possibilities to make a positive impact. Using smart and efficient solutions, AF Bostäder creates good conditions for waste sorting and recycling.
AF Bostäder works intensively to reduce energy consumption. The focus is on properties built before 2009 and the aim is a 15 % reduction in energy consumption among the older properties in the portfolio by 2019.
AF Bostäder reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by almost 80 % in the period 2016–2017. A contributing factor is the change to renewable electricity in the properties– an initiative suggested by a proactive tenant.
In the autumn of 2017, ten of AF Bostäder’s corridors and over 50 tenants took part in a social project in cooperation with the pro-inclusion association Föreningen Hållihopp in Lund.
When AF Bostäder realized that the cartakers spent about 2-3 full-time posts per year to keep track of the waste stations, the information campaign "Do not waste the waste" was born.
AF Bostäder and Bokompakt have been awarded the "Skåne Solar Award 2015" in the "Solar Cells of the Year" class.
If your employees are doing well, then AF Bostäder are doing well! That's why AF Bostäder invests heavily in wellness, happiness and fellowship
We continue to optimize energy use in the older property portfolio. That's why we installed our first geothermal plant at Kämnärsrätten - and halved the property's heat consumption.