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Blogs 2 may 2024

The EU Taxonomy and its connection with Level(s) for sustainable construction

The EU Taxonomy is transforming how businesses across Europe report on sustainable activities, particularly within the financial sector. A “dictionary” for sustainable financial activities, the EU Taxonomy provides a clear framework to determine how investments can be classified as sustainable. This is crucial for companies making large investments, allowing them to quantify exactly how their capital supports sustainable practices.

What is the EU Taxonomy?

The EU Taxonomy is a system that categorises economic activities deemed environmentally sustainable. It standardises what sustainability means across different industries and guides investment towards sustainable projects. This framework is particularly relevant for large asset owners and enterprises across all sectors involved in substantial financial transactions.

Why is the EU Taxonomy important?

The EU Taxonomy goes beyond regulatory compliance – it’s a strategic tool for sustainability-focused companies. By defining sustainable investments, it helps align corporate strategies with broader EU environmental goals like reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting a circular economy, and protecting biodiversity and water resources.

The Role of Level(s) in the EU Taxonomy

Level(s) is a reporting framework providing indicators to measure the environmental performance of buildings. It’s critical for implementing the EU Taxonomy, offering a structured way to report on sustainable construction activities. Level(s) can analyse a building’s life cycle, calculate its global warming potential, and provide other essential metrics. This data feeds directly into the EU Taxonomy, ensuring accurate reporting on the sustainability of construction projects.

Integrating Level(s) with Madaster

In the context of Madaster, the integration of Level(s) brings an automated, efficient way to handle sustainability reporting. It uses Level(s) to generate detailed reports on the percentage of finances allocated to sustainable practices in building projects. This approach simplifies EU Taxonomy compliance and offers a competitive edge by providing fast, accurate, and easy sustainability reporting.

Benefits for Users

Madaster users benefit from seamless navigation of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) criteria and the ability to generate Level(s) reports, enhancing the ease and accuracy of sustainability assessments. This functionality is vital for businesses seeking to both comply with EU sustainability regulations and capitalise on the growing trend towards green investment.

Conclusion

The EU Taxonomy is a landmark system in the field of sustainable finance, setting comprehensive guidelines that significantly impact business operations and reporting. Tools like Level(s) help companies to become better equipped to meet these guidelines, streamlining processes and boosting credibility in sustainability efforts. As sustainability continues to drive business strategies, understanding and implementing frameworks such as the EU Taxonomy and Level(s) will be crucial for success in an eco-conscious market.

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