Zengun (Zengun Group AB incl. group companies) has, with the help of a materiality analysis, identified those focus areas where the company has the largest impact and can have the most influence. The work of prioritising and formulating sustainable objectives will continue in coming financial years:
- Social conditions
- Human rights
Zengun has a responsibility to deliver sustainable real estate and to give support to customers throughout the entire project assignment from the initial idea to project management, including sustainability issues. The large proportion of partnering projects mean that Zengun is involved early on in the projects and can take on the role of consultant with strategic influence and participation in all stages of the procurement process. Zengun can thus be involved and influence which products and project-specific requirements are prescribed taking into account quality, environment and work environment. Working proactively with sustainability creates added value and business and competitive advantages often along with long-term savings both for the customers and Zengun.
Zengun employees are trained regularly in environment-related issues to develop and improve the work environment. Creative solutions that reduce environmental impact are encouraged in both the project design and production phases.
Zengun strives to be an active partner in both its customers’ and suppliers’ sustainability work. Having a well-functioning procurement process and integrated procedures for supplier assessment and monitoring ensures that the most highly ambitious sustainability goals will be achieved. Sustainability is central to projects and all parts of the construction process. The largest portion of the project budget goes towards the contracting of sub-contractors, material and consultants. Good planning, choice of procurement strategy and setting procurement requirements early on, as well as regular checks during production time all contribute to a successful project.
In the construction industry and real estate sector, there is enormous potential for improvement when it comes to environmental and climatic impact. Joint efforts are required in the sector to achieve both local and global sustainability objectives. Zengun participates in many different types of networks in order to learn, contribute and influence development in the construction industry and society in general. Cooperation leads to results. Zengun is a member of the following organisations and networks:
- Stockholm Byggmästareförening
- Sweden Green Building Council
- Håll Nollan
- The Swedish Construction Federation
- The Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
- The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
- The Swedish Association for Sustainable Business
The UN’s sustainable development goals are guidelines at work in order for global development to be sustainable in the long term. Business and industry have an important role and Zengun wants to be a leader in sustainable construction. Those goals that Zengun has the greatest chance of having an affect on are numbers 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 16.