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Information regarding the treatment of personal data by Kommuninvest i Sverige AB

Kommuninvest has high ambitions regarding openness, traceability and transparency. At the same time, the company complies with regulations aimed at protecting the individual and its integrity. Much of the information pertaining to an individual is referred to as personal data. Personal data are defined as follows: Any information directly or indirectly attributable to a human being who is in life is regarded as personal data. Even images (photos) and sound recordings on individuals treated by computer can be personal data even if no names are mentioned. Encrypted data and various types of electronic identities, such as IP numbers, are counted as personal data if they can be linked to a physical person. This information describes Kommuninvest's considerations and regulations regarding the company's handling of personal information when you visit our websites or have other contacts with us. Kommuninvest i Sverige AB (“Kommuninvest”) is responsible for all personal data that is processed within the entire organization. Below is a brief description of what personal data is processed, the reason why it is processed, and your individual right of access to all data that is held about you. By visiting our site, you agree to these privacy principles. If you do not agree to these data protection principles, stop using this site and refrain from phone contacts. We refer instead to mail correspondence, which is handled through the registrations department. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you need any further information about this by using the contact details below.  

Personal data that is being managed

Kommuninvest processes personal data for the administration and execution of contracts that are in force, and to be able to fulfil its legal obligations. Kommuninvest processes personal data that is provided voluntarily when visiting the Kommuninvest website, when entering contracts, or when data is otherwise recorded about the preparation or administration of a contract (for example, about a lending or borrowing agreement). When matters are dealt with on the telephone, personal data is also processed by recording the call. Kommuninvest may also supplement personal data by obtaining further information from public records. Personal data may be disclosed in certain situations where Kommuninvest is obliged by law to provide information to an agency, for example the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, or the Swedish Data Protection Authority.  

Non-identifiable data

Kommuninvest may occasionally collect anonymous information about the use of its websites to improve the site and the services provided. These usage data may apply among others: the number of visits to the site and their length; the user's geographical position; usage rate of the site different sections; which technique is used; disturbances in the business. The data is not reviewed at an individual level without your express permission.  

Identifiable data

When Kommuninvest collects identifiable data, we strive to inform you as to the purpose for which the information is requested. Normally, this information is requested to answer your questions. Kommuninvest may share this type of information within the Group for the purposes mentioned in this information. Kommuninvest uses subcontractors to offer digital services. We may need to share your personal information with these for them to provide us with their services. Our subcontractors may not use this kind of personal data for any other purpose and we assume that their services are covered by privacy. Kommuninvest does not sell and does not exchange personal data with other companies for marketing purposes. Kommuninvest may contact you to complete customer satisfaction and market research.  

Personnel management

In an application or request relating to an employment advertised on our website or in any other medium, you may need to provide Kommuninvest personal information, such as your resume. Kommuninvest can use this information on all its units when making employment decisions or for purpose of the request. Kommuninvest can save the data for future use, unless you have prohibited this.  

Subcontractors in information management

In some situations, Kommuninvest uses subcontractors who collects, evaluates and otherwise handles data on our behalf. Kommuninvest's principle is that subcontractors commit to our data protection regulations. Normally this is governed by an agreement between Kommuninvest and our suppliers.  

The accuracy of your personal data

This site may not be used to publish or disseminate data protected by copyright or other equivalent rights without the permission of the proprietor, or otherwise in a way that is adversely, offensive or harmful to Kommuninvest or third parties. By submitting this type of information through the Website, you grant Kommuninvest the right to use, develop, produce, distribute, publish or transmit the information you send in whole or in part, and / or add the data sent from you without obligation and liability to other material or other products or services.  

Transcript from register and the rectification of errors

Once a year you can, free of charge, request a transcript from Kommuninvest whereby you will receive information on the personal data about you that is being held, where this data came from, why it was obtained, the purpose for which it is being held, and to whom any data may be disclosed. If you would like to be sent such a transcript, please send a written request, signed by you, to the address you will find below. You can notify us at the same address if you no longer wish to receive information from Kommuninvest, or if you would like to request the correction of some erroneous or incomplete personal data.

Comments on Kommuninvest's actions

You are welcome to contact Kommuninvest's complaint manager who takes care of your comments. Describe what you are not happy with and who you previously have had contact with. Kommuninvest i Sverige AB Klagomålsansvarig Box 124 701 42 Örebro

Kommuninvest updates its Green Bond framework

Kommuninvest, the Swedish local government debt office, has published an updated framework regarding Green Bonds issuance and green lending. The updated framework has been adopted by the Kommuninvest Green Bonds Environmental Committee, which mainly consist of independent environmental and energy specialists from the municipal sector.

Kommuninvest’s updated framework primarily reflects the new building regulations which have come into force since the framework was last updated in January 2016.

The 2018 framework sets the requirements for energy performance for the project category Green buildings and energy efficiency in relation to the Swedish Building Regulations BBR 25, instead of previously in relation to BBR 21. Furthermore, Kommuninvest has adjusted the requirement levels for superior energy performance of Green buildings relative to the building regulations. Kommuninvest has also adjusted the requirements for the sub-categories Major renovations and Energy efficiency measures in subsystems.

Overall, Kommuninvest estimates that the energy performance requirements for Green buildings in the new framework, in nominal terms and expressed in energy use per sq.m., on average are similar to the previous framework. Local requirements may however differ due to a changed geographical zone division introduced into BBR 25 compared with BBR 21.

The table below summarizes the new requirements for the project category Green buildings and energy efficiency.

 

Green buildings and energy efficiency – Requirements for energy performance in new resp. previous framework for green bonds  
Framework dated 7 March 2018 Framework dated 12 January 2016
Residential multi-family buildings 15% better than BBR 25 25% lower than BBR 21
Non-residential buildings 20% better than BBR 25 25% lower than BBR 21
Major renovations At least 30% lower energy use, or reaching BBR 25 requirements. At least 35% lower energy use, or reaching BBR 21 requirements..
Energy efficiency measures in partial systems At least 30% lower energy use At least 25% lower energy use

Among other changes is a clarification about the maximum proportion of fossil energy allowed in certain project categories (Kommuninvest does not approve investment projects that lead to a lock-in of fossil energy-based infrastructure).

The maximum share of fossil fuels in district heating projects is 10 percent (peat is treated as a fossil energy source). If fossil waste fractions are used for energy extraction the share of fossil energy is a maximum 20 percent. The maximum fossil energy component for public transportation is 20 percent.

In the framework, Kommuninvest has clarified its commitment to impact reporting for financed projects. Kommuninvest undertakes to report in accordance with the principles for impact reporting developed in 2017 by a group of Nordic public sector issuers of green bonds, led by Kommuninvest: Nordic Public Sector Issuers: Position Paper on Green Bonds Impact Reporting.

The updated framework has received a second opinion from the Norwegian environmental research institute Cicero and, similar to the 2016 framework, has received a “Medium green” shading. The Kommuninvest Green Bond Framework, as well as Cicero’s second opinion, can be found here.

As of March 27, 2018, Kommuninvest had granted more than SEK 27 billion in Green Loans to over 150 green investment projects in some 80 municipalities and county councils/regions. More information about the projects can be found here.

 

About Kommuninvest

Kommuninvest is a municipal cooperation for efficient and sustainable financing of housing, infrastructure, schools, hospitals etc. Together, we get better loan terms than each one individually. Since its inception in 1986, the Kommuninvest collaboration has helped lower the local government sector’s borrowing costs by many billion kronor. Currently, 288 municipalities and county councils/regions are members of this voluntary cooperation, out of a total of 310 Swedish local governments. With total assets of around SEK 360 billion (USD ~41 billion), Kommuninvest is the largest lender to the local government sector and the sixth largest credit institution in Sweden. The head office is located in Örebro.

 

Contact information

Björn Bergstrand, Head of Sustainability/Senior Investor Relations Manager,  tel: +46 (0) 708-86 94 76, e-mail: bjorn.bergstrand@kommuninvest.se