Sponda takes environmental considerations into account in deciding on the locations for its property investments. The company’s properties are in key areas in major cities and in locations accessible by public transportation, which helps reduce the environmental impacts of the properties during their use.
The key aspects of the priority are:
- Taking environmental aspects into account in making decisions on property investments
- Focusing on properties located in cities, accessible by public transportation
- Concentrating on prime areas
Why is this a priority?
For Sponda, the central location of its properties is a key strategic choice: the company’s properties are in key areas in Helsinki Metropolitan Area and Tampere within the existing urban structure, and in locations with good public transport links. This strategy supports Sponda’s commitment to environmental responsibility.
Location is also one of the criteria applied in the environmental certification of business properties. The BREEAM® and LEED® certification processes take into account not only the energy consumption of the building, but also factors such as public transport links and bicycle parking facilities.
Sponda's investment strategy is also financially sustainable and responsible. The demand and rental levels for properties located in the central areas of cities are more stable, even in economically uncertain times. Approximately 80 per cent of Sponda’s properties are located in these areas. The investment strategy also supports the comprehensive sustainability of Sponda's operations.