Citycon updated sustainability strategy enables achieving the ambitious goals for 2030


CITYCON OYJ Corporate Press Release 25 May 2023 at 11:30 hours

Citycon has updated its sustainability strategy for the coming period including focus areas, objectives, and measurements. The updated sustainability strategy enables the company to work effectively in multiple areas toward its ambitious goals for 2030.

Citycon has received recognition for its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by being named among Europe’s Climate Leader companies for the third consecutive year by Financial Times and Statista. To underline its commitment to long-term sustainability promises, Citycon has updated its sustainability strategy, a tool to successfully achieve the company’s ambitious goals.

“We have updated our focus areas, objectives, and measurements, all set out to achieve our long-term goals. During the sustainability strategy update process, we have gained important insights from our stakeholders, in addition to data and facts as well as benchmark findings,” says Kirsi Simola-Laaksonen, Chief Information Officer and responsible for sustainability at Citycon.

“We are very proud of what we have achieved in the previous years, but we always strive to further improve. Our sustainability strategy contains updates that will help us work even more effectively. We have added to our focus areas “Sustainable value chain” and “Circularity and natural resources” highlighting the importance of stakeholder cooperation and topics such as biodiversity, says Simola-Laaksonen.

Citycon’s new sustainability strategy includes six focus areas:

  • Carbon neutrality

Citycon reaches carbon neutrality by 2030.

  • Sustainable mobility

Citycon promotes environmentally friendly transportation in the centers.

  • Community hub

Citycon’s centres bring people together across the Nordics.

  • Sustainable value chain

Citycon promotes sustainability together with its stakeholders.

  • Circularity and natural resources

Citycon promotes circularity and biodiversity throughout its operations.

  • Excellence in action

Citycon upholds transparent and credible sustainability actions.

All focus areas include short-term targets, actions, and measurements. The sustainability strategy is an updated version of the strategy from 2018 (actions updated in 2020). Citycon continues to regularly update the sustainability strategic actions bearing in mind the observed developments in environmental and social impacts.

“Citycon is in a good position to reach its sustainability targets and we are committed to continuing our efforts in line with the 1,5°C Paris goal and the target validation from SBTi, which is a partnership between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)”, says Simola-Laaksonen.

More information on Citycon’s sustainability strategy on

For further information:

Kirsi Simola-Laaksonen
Chief Information Officer
Telephone +358 20 766 4461
[email protected]

Investor Relations:

Sakari Järvelä,
VP, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Telephone +358 50 387 8180
[email protected]

Citycon is a leading owner, manager, and developer of mixed-use real estate featuring modern, necessity-based retail with residential, office, and municipal service spaces that enhance the communities in which they operate. Citycon is committed to sustainable property management in the Nordic region with assets that total approximately EUR 4.2 billion. Our centers are located in urban hubs in the heart of vibrant communities with direct connections to public transport and anchored by grocery, healthcare, and other services that cater to the everyday needs of customers.

Citycon has investment-grade credit ratings from Moody's (Baa3) and Standard & Poor's (BBB-). Citycon’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. 



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