Sustainability is a part of our active long-term ownership

At Ahlström Capital, sustainability is a part of our active ownership. The ownership role must combine long-term sustainable development with shareholder value growth. As a family owned investment company we want to continue the Ahlström family legacy and increase the company’s value for future generations.

Responsibility is embedded in the operations of our portfolio companies. Through active board participation and guidance, we support our portfolio companies in their responsibility efforts. All portfolio companies are committed to environmental, social and economic responsibility. We also encourage our portfolio companies to engage in an open dialogue with stakeholders.

We take responsibility into account across all of our operations. The integration of sustainability throughout our portfolio companies is carried out during the acquisition process and through ongoing development work. The assessment of a potential acquisition includes an evaluation of long-term sustainability-related risks.

Environment

Industrial investments

  • Evaluating environmental aspects when assessing a new potential acquisition
  • Evaluating environmental impacts when operating our investments

 

Real estate and forest investments

  • Managing properties in an energy-efficient manner 
  • Property life-cycle thinking, using materials and techniques that endure
  • Promoting ecologically sustainable forestry
  • Sustainable forest harvesting, maintaining forest biodiversity

Social

Industrial investments

  • Evaluating social aspects when assessing potential acquisitions
  • Developing and engaging employees
  • Promotion of equal opportunities and diversity
  • Having a dialogue with the stakeholders of our portfolio companies i.e. BoD, management

 

Real estate and forest investments

  • Developing and engaging employees
  • Promotion of equal opportunities and diversity
  • Having a dialogue with stakeholders i.e. authorities, co-investors and customers
  • Multipurpose use of forests
  • Maintaining two historical works in the Satakunta region

Governance

Industrial investments

  • Sound corporate governance and transparency
  • Active board participation, close cooperation with management
  • Complying with all local and national legislation in each country of operation
  • Business is done with good ethics, including anti-corruption
  • Carefully selecting business partners ensuring that business is conducted in an ethical manner

 

Real estate and forest investments

  • Selecting projects where responsible operations throughout the subcontractor chain can be ensured
  • Developing real estate projects with good corporate governance
  • Carefully selecting partners ensuring that business is conducted in an ethical manner