Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2020 | Cushman & Wakefield
MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN & CEO (102-14)
As one of the largest real estate services firms in the world, we make a meaningful impact on our people, clients, shareholders, vendors and suppliers, communities and world—and we’re continually striving to ensure we have the most positive influence possible on our many stakeholders. I am proud to present our 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, which demonstrates our commitment to each of our stakeholder groups and outlines our efforts and progress across key areas of environmental, social and governance (ESG). Additionally, I’m pleased to reaffirm Cushman & Wakefield’s support of the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Throughout the pandemic, Cushman & Wakefield led the way by leveraging our experience and expertise to help companies with COVID-19 recovery readiness efforts and safe workplace reopening strategies; producing timely thought leadership and research on the pandemic’s impact across geographies and sectors; and keeping buildings safe and operational through the exceptional work and dedication of our frontline employees. In support of our people, who went above and beyond in every way in 2020, we launched our Global Employee Assistance Fund, part of a $5 million commitment to employees impacted by the pandemic. As of June 2021, we have distributed more than 5,000 grants to employees in over 20 countries. As we move forward from some of the biggest challenges the commercial real estate industry has faced due to the pandemic, the health and safety of our people, clients and communities remains our top priority. We believe the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is the largest driver of the recovery process for the global economy and our industry. And, our ongoing research into the world’s largest organizations supports what many of us know to be true: that our physical workplaces will once again be critical, inspiring places for connection, collaboration and career development. We continue to be at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 by encouraging our people to get vaccinated.
Brett White Executive Chairman & CEO
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