CBRE Leads in Responsible Business Practices in Real Estate
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The built environment has an impact on the natural environment and the health and well-being of a local community. The responsibilities of global real estate companies include preserving the environment, strengthening of the communities where they operate, and creating healthy and productive places to live, work, and play.
CBRE has now published its tenth annual Corporate Responsibility Report with the theme “Building Connections”. The report highlights CBRE’s accomplishments as a responsible leader within the commercial real estate industry. In early 2017, CBRE was named a World’s Most Ethical Company by The Ethisphere Institute for the fourth consecutive year and received an EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of The Year – Sustained Excellence Award, the tenth consecutive year of EPA recognition.
CBRE was ranked 15th on Forbes America’s Best Employers List in 2016, and has been included in Fortune’s Most Admired Companies for five consecutive years. Bob Sulentic, CBRE’s President and CEO, said that the company strives to develop thoughtful business solutions to address issues such as resource management, environmental impact, community improvement and workplace health and safety.
Training in Sustainable Practices
The CBRE Asia team launched a dedicated training module on the company’s corporate responsibility platform and sustainability services in 2016. As of March 1, 2017, more than 2,500 employees in the region had completed the training module.
During CBRE’s fourth annual Green Week (October 10-14, 2016), local offices around the world engaged in challenging conservation activities, participated in educational events and shared their success stories on sustainable workplace practices.
In 2016, CBRE continued to innovate in the area of workplace wellness. The EMEA Global Workplace Innovations team released the Wellness in the Workplace whitepaper, which identified key trends that are driving interest in wellness in the workplace.
In 2016, CBRE completed 11 new LEED CI/NC certifications totaling 846,000 square feet. Cumulatively, the team has certified 85 LEED CI/NC spaces totaling 6.5 million square feet.
Diversity Internship Program
In 2016, CBRE welcomed its third class of interns through the national Diversity Internship program. The program included 11 interns in eight offices across the US, who were identified through partnerships with three external diversity organizations.
In 2016, CBRE awarded more than $281 million to certified diverse suppliers for either client or CBRE needs. The company purchased more than $36 million in goods and services from diverse suppliers for its corporate use.
Source: 3BL Media