Since we established this industrial park in Lithuania, our focus has been to create an environmentally friendly industrial park with high standards in terms of the way we run our business. Today this is called sustainable production and we are proud to have started early with this approach in our industrial park.
A sustainable industrial building
As we currently are expanding the industrial park with new modern production facilities, it is natural for us to continue thinking about sustainability solutions. We have an ambitious goal to become the first sustainable industrial park in Lithuania.
CO2 emissions in the park are reduced by 50% over a five-year period, and energy consumption is reduced by 25%.
The new industrial premises, which will be completed in 2022, focus on energy-efficient and sustainable solutions, in line with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Among other things, the premises are environmentally certified according to the BREEAM standard - ‘Very good’.
The use of green energy and environmentally friendly solutions is a major priority for these new production facilities when it comes to construction and operation. It is also important that there are good working conditions for those who work here, for both physical working environment and other conditions.
Today's building and standard includes:
BREEAM-certified premises for rent.
The new industrial premises in the well-established industrial park are environmentally certified to BREEAM standard ‘Very Good’. To achieve this certification, certain requirements must be met, and BREEAM uses nine different parameters for carrying capacity:
- Health & Well-being
- Land Use & Ecology
In each category, there are topics with criteria or actions that can be taken to reduce the environmental impact of construction. The energy rating goes from A to G, with A being the best. The rating is based on the calculated energy delivered to the building. A good energy rating means that the building is energy efficient and the requirements to achieve the best ratings are very high. There is also a focus on environmentally friendly waste management and access to free electric car charging.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The UN's sustainability goals are a joint work plan for the world with a view to eradicating poverty, fighting inequality and stopping climate change by 2030. Our new premises are run on 100% green energy, with solar panels and other operational efficiency solutions contributing to lower energy needs and a reduced environmental footprint. But the industrial premises must not only be green and environmentally friendly, the people who work here must also have proper and safe working conditions.
Good and safe working conditions
Emphasis is placed on the protection of employees with good employment contracts, fair salaries and conditions such as paid overtime. The focus on health, environment, safety and proper working conditions is also in line with a sustainable mindset, and we expect our tenants to have a proven relationship with this. With the help of a well-established local network, we have access to a qualified workforce, and we can assist with effective recruitment processes for our tenants if desired.