Sustainable urban development

We are, and will continue to be, a responsible corporate citizen that complies with laws and regulations and always does the right thing. Creating Sweden’s most inspiring cities and most attractive places is our way of making city life better for everybody.

Through developing and managing our properties, neighbourhoods, districts and, by extension, our cities, we take responsibility for our surroundings. Urban development is about seeing the big picture, where environmental, social, and economic sustainability aspects are substantial for creating our future cities. As a market leader in all our cities, we can push that development forward. Creating Sweden’s most inspiring cities and most attractive places is our way of making city life better for everybody.

We follow national law and regulations, and we abide by our Code of Conduct. Our CoC is based on the principles of UN Global Compact, and our business comply with the minimum safeguards:

  • OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 
  • UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights 
  • International Labour Organization’s Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (including the eight fundamental conventions of the ILO)
  • the International Bill of Human Rights.


Our climate goal is to halve our carbon dioxide emissions to 2030 on our way to reach net-zero-emissions to latest 2045. The climate goal is evaluated and approved by Science Based Targets initiative.

In our daily business we strive to 

  • minimise our CO2-emissions
  • optimise the energy usage in our buildings
  • to install more fossil free energy solutions, like roof top solar power
  • promote diversity/equality
  • actively engage in societal issues that contribute to urban development
  • etc.


Sustainability council

Internally at Diös we have a sustainability council whose purpose is to discuss and evaluate Diös' sustainability work from different perspectives in order to ensure the right path forward. The council includes a representative from the management team, the sustainability manager and a number of people responsible for matters including development issues, construction projects and investor relations.

Sustainability governance

Our sustainability strategy is built on four focus areas - sustainable management, sustainable urban development, being an attractive employer and corporate responsibility. Our strategy has been developed based on the materiality assessment that was carried out in 2016, as well as continuous dialogue with our stakeholders.

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