As part of the 2022 incentive scheme for the members of the Management Boards of Unibep S.A. and Unidevelopment S.A., the adoption of the ESG Strategy and the adoption of greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for Unibep S.A. in three time horizons: until 2025, 2030 and 2050, in Scopes 1 and 2, were included in January 2022.
Issues related to ESG areas, including environmental protection, are becoming increasingly important in the Unibep Group management process. A new organisational unit was created within the structures of Unibep S.A. – the Office of Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection, whose task is to initiate, implement and coordinate actions in ESG areas, in particular in the area of environmental and climate protection, in all Unibep Group companies.
In addition, an ESG Project Team has been established, comprised of leaders responsible for specific ESG topics (climate, society, corporate governance) from different Unibep Group companies. A member of the Management Board sits on the team’s steering committee. The objective of the ESG Project Team is to develop a Sustainable Development Strategy for the entire Unibep Group.
The Group also continuously implements new environmental requirements and plans activities to develop the climate area in the companies. Calculation of the carbon footprint is being constantly developed. Since 2019, the Unibep Group has been calculating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Scopes 1 and 2. For 2021, Scope 3 emissions were counted counted in the following categories: waste, water and effluents, key materials. The results are presented in this Report in section 3.4. Emissions.
In 2021, efforts were stepped up to build awareness among employees of the importance of ESG issues, including environmental protection. Training sessions and meetings with external experts were conducted and attended by staff and managers, including members of the Management Board.
By mid-2022, the Unibep Group plans to complete the process of identifying climate risks and opportunities over time in accordance with the TCFD methodology. Nevertheless, the Group already identifies environmental risks, including climate risks, as part of its current risk management system.
The impact on the climate is assessed for each implemented project, as one of the identified environmental aspects.
The Group also recognises the business opportunities arising from climate change, hence modular timber construction is one of the areas of activity, and more recently also the energy and industrial construction segment.
The Unibep Group wants to engage intensively in the transformation towards a national zero- and low-carbon economy.
The Unibep Group continuously monitors key environmental aspects in the context of its operations, including water consumption, sewage disposal, electricity and heat consumption, fuel consumption, refrigerant losses, consumption of key raw materials and materials, quantities of waste generated and processed. Monitoring takes place in accordance with the procedures in force, including: Identification and evaluation of the environmental aspects and the environmental operational activities and their monitoring (from the design stage, through project preparation, implementation and closure). Quantitative and qualitative monitoring (environmental reviews, internal audits) of each activity is carried out.
The Group implements measures to reduce its negative impact on the environment.