Our commitment to sustainability
Action, not words
Committing to sustainability means taking responsibility and taking account of interactions between environmental, economic and social factors in all decision-making processes. As a real estate management company, we are particularly aware of this responsibility, as the construction and use of property involves high consumption of energy and resources.
Property management based on ESG criteria
In terms of sustainable property management, we apply ESG criteria (Environment, Social, Governance) to the properties we manage, in line with industry standards. Depending on our clients’ needs, we develop new services and enhance and modify these to improve their sustainability performance, and offer support with the implementation of sustainability concepts. Some examples are charging stations, the inclusion of green lease clauses in tenancy agreements, and data provision for reporting and activities related to the GRESB rating.
Reducing our company’s carbon footprint
As a company, we strive to continuously optimise the way we work and our consumption of energy, water and other resources, as well as reduce and sort waste on our premises. This way, we are continuously reducing the impact of our business activities on the environment.
Greener work processes
We are also optimising our work processes with a view to sustainability. Our level of digitalisation means that we have already been able to keep paper use to a minimum. Examples of our digital tools and processes include digital property inspections and applications, electronic storage of files related to properties and leases, and the tenant portal myLivit, to name but a few.
Support for sustainable living
We help tenants in our properties to reduce their carbon footprint. For example, we provide information on various channels about how to save energy, reduce and sort waste for recycling, and offer tips on proper ventilation, etc. In many properties, our heating and water bills are based on actual consumption, therefore providing an incentive to save resources.
Long-term focus for our business
Our company is a reliable and fair business partner and employer. Our business activities enable us to generate reasonable returns, secure our long-term future and make a commitment to sustainability.
Our commitment to sustainability relates to the following Sustainable Development Goals: