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Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)


Responsible Corporate Management in environmental, economic and social terms

At CA Immo, responsible corporate management is all about steadily raising value over the long term. Our sustainability model extends to all dimensions of business activity – environmental, economic and social – at Group as well as property level. Leading the company in a responsible manner is an inclusive arc spanning all sustainability issues. 

Quality and energy efficiency of the asset portfolio

CA immo holds international investment properties of many different kinds at many stages of the property lifecycle. In order to ensure the longest possible value retention and marketability of all properties, CA Immo Asset Management applies diversified quality management. To establish the best possible conditions for long-term rentals, various highly specific measures aimed at properties and their tenants are adopted. The most important levers in integrated quality assurance are:

  • Standardised recording of structural properties (incl. energy consumption values) as the decision-making basis in active asset management
  • Needs-based investment to ensure portfolio quality and user comfort
  • Sustainability certification for strategic core properties as objectified evidence of the building quality
  • Raising awareness among current tenants to improve resource conservation by users

 

Energy consumption an the carbon footprint CO2-Footprint

CA Immo continually collates and analyses international data on consumption as well as carbon emissions produced by the heat and energy consumption of its office properties. The table indicates the relevant values for business year 2015 according to region. The data is applied to ongoing portfolio monitoring, on the basis of which decisions on maintenance measures are made. Annual energy audits are also carried out in owner-occupied CA Immo office premises in Germany and Austria with the specific aim of progressively optimising energy values.

 

Sustainable investment properties…

To facilitate transparent comparison of the quality of portfolio buildings across international boundaries, CA Immo has certified more and more portfolio buildings. As at 31 December 2016, 60%1) (31.12.2015: 42%) of the CA Immo stock office space has been certified according to DGNB, LEED or BREEAM standards.

To optimize the energy balance of portfolio buildings, an extended dialogue was initiated with users regarding consumer behaviour (amongst other measures). A Group-wide information campaign concerning the resource-efficient usage of office buildings by CA Immo office tenants guided by the motto “Think more, waste less” has been running since 2013. 

 

 

 

… and value creating developments for long-term success

Through its real estate and urban district development activities, CA Immo is helping to shape the skylines of major cities like Vienna, Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich. To comply with the multivarious requirements arising at all levels, CA Immo only constructs certified to LEED, DGNB or ÖGNI standards on a Groupwide basis.

By meeting various certification requirements, the company makes allowance for the conservation of resources such as energy and water as well as emissions, wastewater and refuse and the transporting thereof; effects on safety and health are considered throughout the lifecycle.

CA Immo engages in proactive dialogue with relvant stakeholders from the outset and obersves legal requirements on potentially negative influences on stakeholders (such as construction noise and increased particulate matter pollution). Sensitive site devolopment and (where relevant) restoration work as well as the observance of social and environmental standards are also focussed.

From Anti-Corruption to Zero Tolerance: Corporate Governance at CA Immo

 CA Immo is committed to conducting business in a highly responsible, fair and sustainable manner on the basis of comprehensive corporate governance. The company’s compliance management division oversees compliance with laws, guidelines and codes. Transparency, fairness and respect for all stakeholders is enshrined in our code of values alongside the prevention of corruption. In its reporting of sustainability issues, CA Immo is guided by the international Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard. 

Our employees are key to our success over the long term – ways in which we support them and promote their development are outlined in the Careers chapter.

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