Leader in sustainable living
Vesteda aims to be a trendsetter on the sustainable living front, making our residents and their satisfaction with their homes our main priority. We will achieve this by both building a sustainable portfolio and by staying ahead of the field in terms of our know-how. The realisation of a sustainable – and therefore future-proof – residential portfolio serves two purposes: it provides pleasant and healthy homes for residents and a responsible investment with healthy returns for our participants. We have set ourselves a number of goals to realise this ambition. These goals are an integral part of our business plan and are plainly visible in all our business activities. This is why we are convinced that our efforts on this front make a direct contribution to strengthening our investment fund. At the same time, Vesteda fully accepts its responsibility as a trendsetter in terms of social returns.
Our impact on the Sustainable Development Goals
Vesteda has decided to embrace the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2018 we have conducted an analysis to determine which SDGs are most relevant for our activities.
For the three most material SDGs we have described our actions and ambitions. In the coming year we plan to develop SDG-proof indicators to measure and monitor our progress.
Sustainable Development Goals van Vesteda
The SDGs we consider as most important in relation to our activities are:
V Affordable and clean energy (7)
V Sustainable cities (11)
V Responsable consumption and production (12)
Vesteda's sustainable core values
At Vesteda, we work according to four basic rules, all aimed at achieving concrete results on behalf of residents, their surroundings and the climate. These rules also clearly embody Vesteda’s Sustainable Development Goals: ‘7. Affordable and clean energy’, ‘11. Sustainable cities’ and ‘12. Sustainable consumption and production’.
1. Reduce waste flows and raw materials use
We want to build circular buildings, using recycled and re-used materials that can be used again as raw materials at the end of their useful life. The aim of this is to reduce waste materials to zero in the future, and to no longer use the earth’s diminishing natural resources.
3. Foster residents' happiness
This sustainable core value focuses entirely on our tenants. Under the auspices of this rule, we want to identify matters than affect the happiness of residents, and whenever we can have a positive impact on these fronts, so residents live even more happily in Vesteda’s homes.
4. Give locations an identity
We believe that when a residential complex has a clear identity or gives a clear identity to its immediate surroundings this improves the liveability of the surrounding area. This can be achieved through aspects such as art, green areas or the creation of lively and sustainable spaces.