Climate compensation for the flights of Swedish homebuyers in Spain and Portugal
AIPP Member agent, Fastighetsbyrån, has begun to compensate for the flights of its homebuyers in Spain and Portugal. As a leading foreign agency in Spain and Portugal, and with the ambition to be a driving force in the development of the sector in the places where they operate, Swedish real estate agents Fastighetsbyrån want to use their influence for broader sustainable change.
“The real estate sector is lagging behind on these issues and we must begin to assume greater responsibility”, says Daniel Nilsson, CEO. “Working for a more sustainable world is an important issue for us at Fastighetsbyrån. The long-term objective is that our operations have such a positive impact on the environment and society as possible. To achieve this, all our stores in Spain and Portugal will carry out various activities that will lead to reduced environmental impact and more positive social development. ”
The estate agency’s environmental work focuses on the reduction of energy, water, plastic, paper, and automobile fuel. And as of January this year they will also compensate all customers for flights to and from the Iberian Peninsula in relation to home purchases.
Ensuring more people have access to a safe home is another part of the work Fastighetsbyrån is involved in for a more sustainable future through their collaboration with SOS Children’s Villages. For each house they sell they will contribute EUR 10 to SOS Children’s Villages. With operations in Sweden, Spain and Portugal, this means approximately 450,000 EUR annually.
Sustainability is a commercial aspect in which customers and employees appreciate the company for their work in this area and choose it over other alternatives.
“We are already working to contribute to several of the 17 global sustainability goals of the Paris Agreement, and this work will be intensified, expanded, made visible and communicated”, says Daniel Nilsson.
Fastighetsbyrån goals for 2024
100% green electricity and 30% less electricity.
50% of electric cars, the rest hybrids
Reduce paper consumption by 75%
Climate compensation for air travel of customers and employees
Support one or more local initiatives for equality
SOS Children’s Villages
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Fastighetsbyrån is the largest Swedish real estate agency in Spain and Portugal. It is part of the Swedbank Group, has approximately 1,500 employees spread across 250 offices in Sweden, and in Spain and Portugal has 150 employees in 25 locations.