The logistics industry has a significant impact on the environment and society. The production and transportation of our tenants, the construction processes, the choice of materials and our own operations and energy use together account for comparatively large emissions. In addition, issues concerning land and land use are constantly present for all real estate companies. When it comes to logistics properties, the location is crucial, every kilometer that can be spared for our tenants is of great importance for the environment. Therefore, proximity to important infrastructure and larger population centers is crucial.
Efficient and sustainable logistics properties are critical to ensure a functioning society. We must balance society's needs and how we meet them with environmental needs and biodiversity aspects. Moreover, our facilities should not only be able to handle goods and products. They are also workplaces where we want to create the best possible opportunities for the people who work there to feel comfortable and safe. The same high standards naturally apply to our own workplace.
All this means that every single decision that can lead to a more sustainable logistics network is of the utmost importance and has a major impact. Catena has high ambitions and offensive sustainability goals. We want to make a difference with our our choices and commitment. Well thought-out strategies and a long-term approach benefit environmental, social and economic values. If we set the bar too low, it will backfire on ourselves, the logistics network and society at large.