Responsibility and sustainability
Our business is guided by our values and our Småland legacy of making the best possible use of the limited resources available.
Caring for people and the planet is essential to Interogo Holding. We have a long-term business perspective and believe profitability and responsibility go hand in hand.
“The time of savage capitalism is over! The future needs to be built on a market economy, where social responsibility plays an important role. Raw, uncaring capitalism does not survive in the long run. Your contribution to building a caring capitalism will be needed.”
Ingvar Kamprad, "My thoughts to a future entrepreneur", October 2005
We strive to create shared value in relation to our stakeholders. We do it because we believe it is the right thing to do. In addition, acting in a way that creates trust among stakeholders is essential for long-term profitability, and we can only secure our ability to take long-term responsibility by being profitable.
Our business model is decentralised. We believe decisions should be made as close to everyday reality as possible. Consequently, all our companies have far-reaching responsibility for their own operations, including sustainability.
For example, our real estate business Vastint keeps sustainability at the core of its operations. Societal concerns are taken into consideration when doing planning, the appropriate ways to remediate polluted sites are being assessed, buildings are being constructed using efficient solutions and supplies are chosen based on their long-term impact. All new buildings and refurbishments carried out by Vastint shall have an environmental certification, preferably in accordance with internationally recognised certification systems.
Our other investment and advisory businesses (Inter Fund Management, IH International Advisors, Nalka Invest, IH Long-Term Equity Advisors and IH Infrastructure Advisors) evaluate investments based not only on sound financial criteria, but also on policies developed to weigh in environmental, societal and governance (ESG) factors. Depending on asset class, investment type and management form, each business develops dynamic frameworks for how to address and approach ESG factors in stages of the investments, i.e. new investments, during ownership and divestments.