Why is ESG important to us?

  • Reduce our impact on the planet
  • Act with Transparency, Quality & Integrity
  • Recognising Culture within our buildings and in the workplace environment
  • Supporting responsible growth
  • No ‘greenwashing’ or tick box exercise but rather a dedication towards our goals and values
  • Credibility for our actions and responsibility
  • Equal Opportunities, diversity and inclusion across the corporate side of Avignon & for our tenants
  • Holistic Approach towards the ESG impact of buildings, tenants and employees
  • Healthy Buildings = Healthy People

Our ESG Objectives

It is our mission to be the leader in Real Estate in the implementation of ESG and ensure our knowledge on best practice is ahead of the curve. Investing more responsibly for our investors, as well as looking toward longevity, future trends and requirements that are being increasingly demanded across the real estate sector.

Corporate Standards

We believe that ESG factors are integral to assessing the quality of our company and the assets we manage.

We aim to always act with integrity and ensure we are not ‘greenwashing’ the standard of our work. We are an equal opportunities employer, and we ensure to promote diversity and inclusion across the hierarchy of our organisation.

Deal Sourcing

Targeted European markets through established network to implement ESG strategies. Detailed initial ESG assessment criteria and costings forming part of business plan underwrite.

Investment Decision

ESG benchmark certification targets, risk analysis on both Environmental and Social initiatives, ESG linked loans profile, financial performance without ESG compromise.

Proactive Management

Continuous local based management process to unlock and enhance each ’Impact layer’ including: ongoing certification and energy audits, community and tenant integration, Green lease monitoring, estate ESG taskforce establishment. Closed-loop sustainability (asset managers, property managers, tenants and service providers).

Sale

Sustainability ‘passport’ delivered. At completion of the business plan – provide the market with a clear sustainability ‘passport’ to establish clear credentials of ESG performance and initiatives carried out. Clear ongoing management manuals to ensure that performance can be maintained to the next generation of owners

Industrial

  • Green lease clauses to determine power and water usage
  • Solar options
  • Waste disposal / recycling
  • Landscaping and green space
  • Water storage systems / rain water harvesting
  • Heating systems – air source heat pumps
  • Energy efficient comfort cooling
  • E-charging stations for cars and bikes

Hotels

  • Tenant sustainability commitment through management arrangements
  • Recycling initiatives
  • Understand operators ESG goals and work together to implement plans
  • Green space / planting and community engagement measures
  • Renewable energies
  • Energy monitoring systems

Retail

  • Sustainably conscious tenants
  • Recycling initiatives
  • SKA – Sustainable fit out programmes and construction/ fit out recycling of building materials
  • Landscaping and green space
  • Water storage systems / rain water harvesting
  • Energy efficient comfort cooling & air purifying

Offices

  • Sensitively upgrade building to minimise construction impact
  • Effective ESG property management processes
  • Tenant ESG engagement and green leases
  • Energy monitoring system
  • Alternative M&E systems
  • Renewal energies
  • Green space / planting and community measures
  • Recycling systems