Supporting circularity through procurements and second-hand

Sustainability -
We promote circularity and support the sustainable use of natural resources by practises such as recycling and reusing construction materials and supporting our visitors’ sustainable choices.

At Citycon, circularity and the sustainable use of natural resources is one of the key areas in our sustainability strategy. We pay close attention to our material selection and use by implementing a sustainable procurement policy and by focusing on reuse and recycling. We also work actively to offer our tenants and visitors opportunities to adopt circular practices.

Promoting sustainable material and product procurements

Our sustainable procurement policy sets guidelines for choosing sustainable materials and products for maintenance, repair, replacement, and refurbishment work at our centres.

One of the aims of the policy is to strive towards selecting materials that minimise our environmental and societal impacts. The procurement criteria include, for example, selecting materials that are either reused or recycled. In addition, we aim at selecting products that are durable and long-lasting and can be repaired, reused, or recycled to lengthen their lifespan.

Supporting sustainable choices through second-hand and research

Our centres in the Nordics and in Estonia host a variety of services and stores supporting circular practices, such as second-hand use. In 2023, we took a step forward by opening a second-hand market in our centre Iso Omena in Espoo, Finland.

The Kieppi Second-Hand Market hosts several second-hand stores, such as a 500m2 recycling centre and a sewing shop, offering our customers a convenient place for sustainable choices both in shopping and in services.

In addition, our centre Liljeholmstorget in Stockholm, Sweden is part of a Use-Reuse research project that is studying a system for the reuse industry. The project run by IVL Swedish Environmental Institute, is half-way through. Its long-term goal is to create and facilitate a system where reuse is perceived as simple or even easier than making new purchases.