Good strategy and competence are main factors to ensure ESG risks and opportunities are taken care of in the best possible way. Third party certified Environmental or Sustainability management systems provide a good ground for this. The Real Estate department of Storebrand Asset Managment AS holds it's separate certification for the environmental management system Eco-Lighthouse for real estate managers (aligned with EMAS). Partners, suppliers and contractors are requested to hold similar environmental management system certificates, e.g. ISO 14001.
We seek to align our own and our partners', suppliers' and contractors' practices with our main targets of
1) continuous improvement on property environmental footprint
2) increasing share of properties holding a green building certificate (BREEAM NOR VG/Exc in refurbishment/new-build or BREEAM In-Use VG/Exc Part 1 + 2 for standing investments), and
3) five stars GRESB rating on portfolio /investment manager level.