During the spring of this year, Catena planted a summer meadow between the properties Vindtunnel 1 and 2 in BorĂ¥s, as part of our work to ensure that the property portfolio is net positive in terms of biodiversity by 2030. We also placed two beehives near the meadow which gave a real dividend already in the first season! The aim is to promote species richness with great genetic variation and through various initiatives we can contribute in different ways to improving biodiversity on all our existing properties.

Fun fact

Did you know that honey is a pure natural product with an amazing durability without any additives? The Swedish Food Agency prescribes 24 months from bottling.

How do we know that what we are doing is good?

Catena follows the development of various initiatives on how to measure biological diversity. Our ambition in 2022 is to continue working on a strategy to quantify natural values to be able to ensure a net-zero impact in new projects. We also see great opportunities to improve the biodiversity of our existing properties. Older properties have not infrequently been built without regard to natural values and we can achieve net positivity through various efforts.

An important part of the work is about building knowledge internally and externally. We want to develop our offer and our working methods and part of that work is about developing our relationships with construction contractors and our tenants to increase the understanding of why biodiversity is important. Working more actively with the issues and striving to turn a negative impact into a positive one is undoubtedly challenging. We still do not have all the answers as to how we will work with biodiversity and we have a lot left to learn.

You can find more about Catena's sustainability work and goals here.

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