Stena Property has been working on social sustainability under the trade-mark-protected Relationship Management concept (Relationsförvaltning®) for many years.
“It is our method of developing sustainable residential areas so that our tenants are happy and want to stay,” says Sari Isberg, Relationship Manager at Stena Property in Gothenburg.
Working with tenants and other partners, Stena Property conducts a large number of social projects and activities to create safe, stable and comfortable living environments.
“We focus on children and young people, as their well-being is an important factor in creating safe and pleasant residential areas,” says Sari Isberg.
Every year, after the summer holidays, Stena Property and the local tenants’ association arrange a large family day in Tynnered. At the most recent family day, young people took on greater responsibility for the activities.
“We focus on children and young people, as their well-being is an important factor in creating safe and pleasant residential areas”
“The young people were in charge of all the performances on stage and did a sterling job! It's really great to see how they have developed from year to year,” says Sari Isberg.
Stena Property works with contractors to create jobs for unemployed young people living in Stena Property’s residential areas. This can happen, for example, during major renovations, projects and new construction.
“In the tender documentation, we ask suppliers to describe how they can help with trainee and job placements. We then engage in dialogue with the supplier that won the tender to ensure the placements are created,” says Sari Isberg.
By working actively on social responsibility, Stena Property gives young people an opportunity to enter the labour market. With a job and their own income, young people gain confidence in the future.
“For us, it’s important to contribute to positive social development – and this is one way,” concludes Sari Isberg.