Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2020 | Cushman & Wakefield
SUSTAINABILITY SERVICES (103-2, 103-3)
ESG factors aren’t just emerging trends, but critical components of commercial real estate integrated into investment decision-making. COVID-19 has further cemented the importance of ESG as risk management, resiliency, transparency and social engagement have taken center stage. With 40% of global carbon dioxide emissions coming from buildings, sustainability has become not only a priority in recent years, but a mandate, for many companies. As one of the largest real estate services providers in the world, Cushman & Wakefield is leading the way. We do this by helping companies measure, disclose and improve on ESG-related issues, including: > (E)nvironmental: carbon emissions; water and waste management; material selection and sustainable purchasing; and climate change vulnerability and resiliency > (S)ocial: DEI; health and wellbeing; labor management; data privacy and security; and community relations > (G)overnance: board governance; business ethics; and intellectual property protection By measuring sustainability and societal impact through these criteria, we help clients better understand and address risks and opportunities that can contribute to improved financial performance. Our firm provides sustainability strategy and implementation to clients to identify and apply the strategies necessary to operate healthier, and more efficient, buildings—for owners, their tenants
and their communities. We help clients track and analyze sustainability KPIs, including energy, water, waste and indoor environmental quality with third- party tools and real-time metering. From tenant spaces to whole-building assets or portfolios, our services create ROI by boosting building operating efficiency and lowering operating costs.
We are committed to reducing our own, our suppliers' and our clients’ environmental impact across the property lifecycle.
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