The intensified sustainability activities will continue consistently as planned in 2022. HIAG has initiated all the projects required to achieve the set sustainability goals.
The success of these efforts is confirmed by the upgrade in the Inrate ESG Rating from grade C to grade B (scale from A+ to D-). HIAG now receives above-average marks in all four sustainability areas of environment, labour, society and governance, and thus for the first time qualifies for inclusion in the SPI ESG sustainability index of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Following confirmation of the Inrate rating, HIAG is expected to be included in the index as from 19 September 2022.
Goal 1: Development of a reduction path to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the existing portfolio by 2023
The project was successfully launched. The process of developing a reduction path is supported by the software solution "CO2mpass". The first results will be presented in the 2022 annual report.
Goal 2: Development of a guideline for the certification of buildings and the use of recyclable products by 2023
Important topics and requirements are currently being developed by an interdisciplinary team of representatives from the various departments. The guideline will be completed by the end of 2023.
Goal 3: Participation in the GRESB Real Estate Assessment 2022 (standing investments and development)
HIAG will participate in the GRESB Real Estate Assessment for the first time in 2022. The necessary assessment information was submitted to GRESB on time. The data is now being checked and processed further. The assessment results are expected in autumn 2022.
Goal 4: Six-fold increase in the plant capacity of HIAG Solar, the joint venture with technology partner aventron, from 1 MWp in 2021 to 6 MWp in 2024
Following the launch in 2021, seven additional plants have been commissioned since January 2022. This brings the installed capacity of the joint venture to 3.1 MWp. A further 1.7 MWp of plants are under construction and 0.3 MWp are in the approval process.