The World’s most ethical real estate/ property companies 2011
British Land has significantly decreased its energy use across all its managed properties over the last few years and is committed to providing sustainable buildings. The company understands that buildings that are efficient, sustainable, and meet business needs have a competitive advantage.
This year British Land won the Property Week Sustainability Achievement Award 2011, CIBSE Building Operation Award 2011 and the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2011.
British Land said, “We recognize that our £1.5 billion development portfolio has significant environmental and social impacts. We work hard to have a positive impact on each and every project, through sustainable design and responsible construction.”
Jones Lang LaDalle expect that any company or individual providing a product or service to them as a contractor or subcontractor, will share and embrace the same values and commitment to ethical practice.
Jones Lang LaSalle said they are “committed to a corporate culture that embraces and promotes strong principles of business and professional ethics at every level. Ethical practices are inherent in our values, mission and strategy, and must guide all of our interactions with clients, customers, vendors and employees. Our Board of Directors and senior management take these responsibilities seriously, both for themselves and the rest of the organization.”
Unibail- Rodamco has adopted a sustainable development policy where environmental protection is a key element. The company is committed to sustainable construction and is driving the industry to propose more innovative technologies and a more environmentally friendly framework for all buildings.
Unibail-Rodamco said they are “also participating in a major benchmarking initiative, the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), that will further increase transparency and comparability from 2011 onwards. Environmental and social sustainability are challenges that must be met over the long term. The BREEAM certificates obtained by the group’s new development projects- including the first Excellent rating for a shopping centre in Europe , send out a cler message about the solidity, efficiency and performance of the foundations that the Group is laying for sustained growth in the future.”