Sustainability increases business benefits

Prioritised aspects

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:

  • Environment
  • Social conditions
  • Personnel
  • Human rights
  • Anti-corruption

Ecological sustainability

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.

Responsible procurement

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.

Procurement process

External networks

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:

Sustainability management

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.

ASPECT MANAGEMENT/POLICIES ACTIVITIES MONITORING UN'S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Health and safety Work environment policy
Code of conduct
Sustainability policy
Drugs policy
Collective agreement
Safety inspections
Required training sessions for employees
Zengun Life
Internal and external audits
Requirements on sub-contractors
Accident and incident monitoring as well as monthly statistics from the report platform
Annual health surveys for all employees that measure health and well-being
Diversity and equality Code of conduct
Sustainability policy
Equality plan
Pay policy
Management and employees are trained
Support from external HR resources
Internal audits
Formal and informal employee interviews on a regular basis, in part feedback based on the annual health survey
Development and fitness activities UNIZEN
Zengun Life
Work environment policy
Sustainability policy
Policy on discrimination
UNIZEN
Zengun life
Skills mapping
Annual development interview
Annual health surveys for all employees that measure health and well-being
Anti-corruption and human rights Code of conduct
Internal contracting procedures
Administrative regulations
Procurement templates
Management gets training
Internal audits
Requirements on sub-contractors
Supplier assessments
Marketing meetings
Confirmation of agreements
Training monitoring
Random test suppliers
Materials Sustainability policy
Internal contracting procedures
All built-in building materials and chemicals are checked for applicable environmental and performance requirements
Continual checks regarding material requirements within project organization
Safety and environmental inspections
Work preparation
Requirements on sub-contractors
Excerpt from checking and documentation platform for building materials and chemicals
Random tests in projects
Non-conformity monitoring
Waste Sustainability policy
The Swedish Construction Federation's guidelines for Resources and waste management for construction and demolition
Internal training for experts, reviews with sub-contractors, cooperation with waste contractors, safety and environmental inspections Waste statistics from waste contractors
Statistics from inspection reports
Random tests in projects
Emissions Sustainability policy
Car policy
Logistics planning
Green fuel for machines to the greatest possible extent
Employees are offered a Stockholm transport pass and company bicycles and are encouraged to use public transport both when on and off duty
Phasing-out of own vehicles that run on fossil fuels
Continued work with central monitoring procedure in the coming financial year
In the current situation, this is going to happen at project level
Economic result Financial policy
Internal financial objectives
Project and core functions forecasts Internal audits, monthly checks in project and core functions