A greener Nykredit

Nykredit is dedicated to achieving a greener Denmark. To this end we are reducing our own resource consumption and carbon footprint. Since 2012, we have lowered our carbon emissions by 80%. And we have continuous focus on reducing our carbon footprint.

A greener Nykredit: "We stopped talking and took action"

Solar panels, electricity from wind turbines and an 80% reduction of our carbon footprint. Kristian Højland, Senior Climate Consultant, is full of concrete examples explaining why he feels proud to work for a greener Nykredit.

New targets for climate, energy and the environment

  • Total MWh consumption to be reduced by 25% by the end of 2025
  • Carbon emission per FTE to be reduced by 5% annually until 2025
  • Nykredit's waste for incineration to be reduced to a maximum of 20% by 2023 – the rest to be recycled
  • Waste volume per FTE to be reduced to 100kg in 2023.

Read about our 2030 Climate Target Plan.

Nykredit's climate and environment effort contributes mainly to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

  • 7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
  • 11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities.
  • 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.

Together we can make a difference

As Denmark's leading lender, Nykredit has a great potential for supporting the green transition of society and helping homeowners, businesses and investors reduce their carbon emissions. This includes developing sustainable value propositions and investment products, as well as financing renewable energy projects.

Eco-friendly staff

Nykredit is focused on changing and reducing our travel activity to make travel as eco-friendly as possible. Travel currently accounts for about 25% of our total carbon emissions. By changing our everyday behaviour, we can make a huge difference to the climate and our local environment.

Since 2012 we have reduced travel-induced CO2 emissions by: 

  • Investing in electric car for use in Nykredit's business activities
  • Tightening energy requirements for our shared and personal company cars
  • Encouraging staff to substitute physical meetings with video calls
  • Changing staff's travelling behaviour to always choose the most cost-effective type of transport with the least impact on climate and environment.

Reuse generates good energy

When moving or in need of new furniture or equipment, Nykredit ensures that the old furniture or equipment which has served its purpose is reused.

We prioritise making donations to socially responsible organisations. This means that our used furniture and equipment are reused in for example educational programmes for young people with special needs, integration projects or programmes supporting mentally vulnerable people.

Donations are a natural part of Nykredit's ambition to support a circular economy approach and contribute to development and growth across Denmark. This has a dual effect, benefiting both the environment and people.