Sustainability has become one of the biggest topics in our industry - if not the biggest and, above all, the most decisive. Because real estate can make a particularly huge contribution here if it is built with appropriate materials, managed with smart-innovative technology and used efficiently. But our responsibility does not stop outside a building’s walls. Especially as part of an industry that uses, develops and changes space, it is incumbent on us to preserve our environment, its diversity and resources, and to take responsibility for our society. Because all of this is the basis for the well-being of future generations.
OUR GOALS FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Only those who define clear goals can also achieve anything. We are guided by the Paris Climate Agreement and are part of the Science Based Target Initiative. By 2025, we want to have reduced the CO2 emissions of our offices by 50% and also jointly define targets for the properties of our largest clients. By 2050, we want to have achieved net zero emissions.
SUSTAINABILITY IN MINIATURE: 250,000 MORE BEES
We have had a beehive near each of our five German locations since summer 2021 - home for a total of 250,000 bees. Bees are enormously important for our natural balance and thus ultimately for our continued existence. Our commitment to these tiny creatures, which are about 13 millimetres long , is therefore important and makes sense.
Each of our beehives is looked after by professional beekeepers, as part of project 2028 Hectares of Nectar, which aims to, and will, increase the bee population by ten percent over the next few years. The project is financed by donations and companies that, like ourselves, sponsor new hives.