The path to a circular economy and net zero

Homepage – Vision and mission

The Halter Group has a clear vision and pursues a mission. We are committed to an integrated circular economy in the construction and real estate industry, and to the ambitious sustainability goal of net zero – both as a corporate group and in each company within our Halter ecosystem.

The construction and real estate industry is one of the largest consumers of natural resources and is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Circular processes in planning, construction, operation and demolition are the only way to achieve a climate-neutral built environment. Only by increasing efficiency and productivity along the entire value chain in the property life cycle can we conserve our valuable resources.

Factors that shape our behaviour

The Halter Group takes the question of sustainability very seriously. That’s why corresponding measures are embedded in every company in our ecosystem. And it is also why the three dimensions of sustainability – environmental, social, and corporate governance – are key decision-making factors on all our projects. We rely on innovative products and services, new models of collaboration, lean processes, transparent, digitised data and information management, circular material flows and the use of standardised, efficient building systems to achieve an integrated cycle through all phases of the property life cycle and make an effective contribution to reaching the goal of net zero.

Because we as a company cannot achieve the sustainability goals we’re aiming for on our own, we also raise awareness of the issue among our partners, suppliers and clients, and encourage them to consider how their ideas and actions fit into the bigger picture.

How we work

More collaborative

The challenges associated with a circular economy and the sustainability goal of net zero by 2050 can only be tackled by working together. This calls for contract models that are based on the aligned interests of all participants, as well as the conviction that knowledge sharing enhances the competitiveness and innovative capabilities of each individual.

More circular

At Halter Group, future resource consumption in construction, operation and deconstruction is considered as early as the planning stage. By selecting sustainable, recyclable building materials, separating materials properly or reusing building components, we can prevent waste, reduce construction waste and ensure clean dismantling of components for recycling.

More standardised

Knowledge gained from prototypes is an intangible asset that should not be wasted but utilised. Concepts, processes, and system solutions become standardised. Thanks to the impact of repetition and a product mindset, we will benefit from smart, safe and semi-automated construction and operational processes. We will move towards greater prefabrication in construction and towards digitally orchestrated operation.

More digital

Technological progress influences how we collaborate and create value. By embracing digital transformation as an opportunity, we can make things possible that were previously unimaginable. Artificial intelligence enables all participants, even those with no specialist knowledge, to access and use technology.

Further article on this topic in our KOMPLEX magazine