In response to ongoing global discussion about climate change and its impacts, CBRE has committed to minimising our negative environmental impacts with consideration to our company, clients and communities. Buildings are a significant contributor to carbon emissions, and given the nature of our business CBRE has both a responsibility and an opportunity to influence the way buildings are built, sourced, managed, occupied and sold.
Reducing Our Environmental Footprint
CBRE measures and reports on our annual carbon emissions and environmental sustainability approach as part of our Corporate Responsibility Report. We work diligently to improve the sustainability of our internal operations and implement cost-effective practices and procedures. We give preference to certified green buildings and pursue certification using recognised green building standards such as LEED, BREEAM and SKA for our relocated or refurbished facilities larger than 2,000 square meters. We also operate an internal standards and certification programme - Toward A Greener Tomorrow - to increase participation in sustainability initiatives, monitor progress and determine areas for improvement.
Our EMEA team of over 80 specialists covers all aspects of sustainable property and responsible business including energy, engineering, certifications, renewables, reporting and risk management. We combine these skills with unrivalled property expertise to deliver practical solutions that create financial benefits and add value to our clients’ assets, portfolio and brand.
Making a Sustainable Difference
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Ensuring all staff are aware of sustainability issues and legislation allows us to help clients identify sustainability risks and opportunities throughout the property lifecycle, and to build advantage as a result. Our sustainability engagement programme includes diverse initiatives from global events to local learning activities.
Shaping the Industry
CBRE is actively involved in policy development and influencing industry action through research and thought leadership. Our collaborations with academics, industry bodies and government task forces provides us with unique insight and influence over the future of sustainable property.
The full CBRE Global Environmental Policy can be viewed here.