As a responsible player in the European real estate sector, we want to make an active contribution to achieving the climate and environmental targets defined by the European Union and the general transition to a sustainable economy. In order to meet the associated requirements in the best possible way and to position CA Immo group-wide for the future in all respects, we anchor corresponding measures, processes and objectives in the ESG context (Environmental, Social, Governance) in our strategic positioning.
For many years, we have been developing and managing high-quality office properties in balance with the environment, the needs of the people who use these buildings, and the local communities of the cities in which we operate. Under the "Tomorrow Proof by CA Immo" seal, we have been working intensively for several years to prepare ourselves in concrete terms for the new requirements and framework conditions that climate change, among other things, will bring.
Our commitment to sustainability is multifaceted and permeates our entire range of activities. The Agenda for Sustainable Business Operations summarizes all current material corporate objectives, principles and measures of our six most relevant ESG focus areas:
We want to contribute to keeping global warming below 2° Celsius. Therefore, we have set ourselves the goal of reducing the energy consumption and CO2 footprint in the construction and operation of our buildings and increasing the resilience of our portfolio to climate risks. By raising awareness among our tenants, employees and suppliers, we aim to promote climate and environmentally friendly behaviour within our sphere of influence.
We develop office and hotel properties exclusively according to high sustainability standards. We ensure compliance with the associated requirements for sustainable procurement in the supply chain through a wide range of environmental and social requirements for contractors and suppliers.
We take initiatives that lead to reduced resource consumption, the reuse and recycling of materials and waste in the construction, operation and refurbishment of buildings.
We specialise in the environmentally friendly revitalisation of old inner-city sites (brownfield development). In doing so, we pay attention to the protection of biodiversity and create mixed-use urban neighbourhoods with sustainable infrastructure and a high quality of life that are attractive, inclusive and accessible.
CA Immo wants to make an active contribution to a sustainable economy with integrity within its sphere of influence. This commitment requires the involvement of many, both our own employees and external partners. Through targeted information and clear standards and guidelines, we aim to raise awareness among our employees and contractors of the issues we consider relevant and to encourage or oblige them to support our principles and initiatives. All information on corporate governance, compliance, anti-corruption, human rights and how we anchor and manage ESG organizationally can be found in the Corporate Governance section and our Corporate Governance Report.
Safe and health-promoting working conditions for occupiers and external service providers, both in ongoing building operations and in the course of construction projects, are a basic prerequisite for our corporate success. CA Immo stands for strict compliance with all legal requirements in the area of health and safety. Our aim is to prevent accidents resulting in sick leave in or around our buildings, in our own offices and on construction sites. In addition, our activities focus on maintaining the long-term performance and well-being at work of all occupiers.