Kungsleden—the best workplace of Sweden’s property companies
For the second consecutive year, listed Swedish property company Kungsleden AB (publ) has been recognised as one of Sweden’s best workplaces in the survey conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute. Kungsleden was rated third in the mid-sized companies category and number one of the property companies.
In recent years, Kungsleden has worked consciously on its internal corporate culture, and for the fourth consecutive year, Kungsleden is showing signs of a stronger organisation, with people that feel better and a positive atmosphere. In 2010, the commitment index was 87%, against the norm for high-performing organisations of 75%. The results for the year-2010 employee satisfaction survey conducted by Synovate showed that Kungsleden had an employee satisfaction index of 73% and a leadership index of 75%, compared to 71 and 70% respectively last year.
“I’m really proud that this year, Kungsleden is among Sweden’s best workplaces once again, and that moreover, we succeeded in advancing to third spot. This recognition is really pleasing, and I view it as evidence that our efforts related to employee commitment are heading in the right direction. Job satisfaction is central to motivation and results,” commented Kungsleden’s Chief Executive Thomas Erséus.
For more information, please contact:
Thomas Erséus, CEO | phone +46 (0)8 503 052 04 | mobile´+46 (0)70 378 20 24
Cecilia Gannedahl, HR and Corporate Communications Director | phone +46 (0)8 503 05215 | mobile +46 (0)7 690 6580
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Kungsleden AB (publ) discloses the information in this press release according to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Trading Act. The information was provided for public release on 7 April 2011 at 8:00 a.m.
Kungsleden’s strategy is to ensure sustainable high and stable returns proceeding from its existing holding, and through acquisitions and divestments. As of 31 December 2010, the property portfolio comprised 592 properties with a book value of SEK 21.5 bn. The holding was located in a total of 133 municipalities, although concentrated on the Swedish provinces of Götaland and Svealand, and the Öresund region. Kungsleden has been quoted on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm since 1999.