Sustainability is an integral part of NSI’s long term value creation strategy. Our business model is geared towards decarbonising our portfolio by reducing energy usage, owning and developing flexible and adaptive buildings, and creating inspiring, flexible working environments articulated around the health and wellbeing of our occupants.
In 2021, we presented our refreshed sustainability strategy, “The Future is here”. We have always acknowledged the ever-changing nature of ESG and the need to respond accordingly. With this in mind, we have further sharpened our strategy in 2022 to present a more precise view of our three pillars and have expanded our third pillar to encompass a broader social component. Our three pillars are now Future-proof buildings, Energy & Carbon and Social Engagement.
Sustainable development goals
The following SDGs are currently most relevant to our ESG programme, and reflected in our overarching priorities:
Identifying our leading priorities
The success of our sustainability strategy and efforts depends on ongoing dialogue and engagement with internal and external stakeholders, through which NSI continuously validates and examines the relevance of the ESG topics on which NSI focuses. The basis for our strategy was an initial extensive assessment performed in 2018, which was recalibrated in 2020. To align with this timeframe, NSI has updated the materiality assessment again in 2022.
The 2022 update of the materiality matrix included a revision of the topics assessed. As the field of climate change is ever-evolving, some topics might have become more urgent or significant to NSI as others. NSI has therefore updated the list of ESG topics in the 2022 revision, to better reflect the topics that are relevant, now and in the future. NSI has performed a CSRD gap analysis and will continue with the implementation of CSRD in 2023, which is expected to become applicable to NSI in 2025.