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Corporate Social Responsibility

Life is what we make it

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. 

We make an impact

Ronald McDonalds Kinderhilfe
McDonald´s Kinderhilfe

McDonald's Kinderhilfe builds and operates Ronald McDonald Houses throughout Germany, where parents and siblings of sick children can find a temporary home. We lend a hand.

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Hektar Nektar

Hektar Nektar’s Projekt 2028 is an initiative to achieve a 10% increase in the bee population in Germany and Austria by 2028. We support this with sponsorship providing half a three-quarter million bees with a home.

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OUR COMMITMENT TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Cushman & Wakefield is taking bold action to protect and promote sustainable value. Our sustainability strategy commits to tangible sustainability goals across the following three focus areas: we drive net zero, we accelerate progress, and we create positive places.

We recognize that the services we deliver for our clients directly impact the world, which is why we strive to make sustainability core to everything we do. 

Cushman & Wakefield has had our emissions reduction targets and net zero commitment approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) External Link as consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Our Science Based Targets and Net Zero Commitment

  • SBTITarget #1: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) across our corporate offices and operations 50% by 2030 (from a 2019 base year).
  • Target #2: Engage our key clients, representing 70% of all emissions at our managed properties, to set their own science based targets by 2025.
  • Target #3: Reach net zero value chain emissions (scopes 1, 2 and 3) by 2050.

Download our Science Based Targets and Net Zero Commitment information or read more about our sustainability insights

OUR SUSTAINABILITY SERVICES

We recognize how we can play a critical role as one of the industry’s largest commercial real estate services providers, and we continue leading the way to a more sustainable future through our dynamic sustainability services offerings. Our teams advise on and deliver sustainability services, working across a range of disciplines to provide seamless, end-to-end solutions for our real estate occupier, owner and investor clients.

Through our suite of sustainability service offerings, and our positions as advisors and managers, we aim to reduce operational costs, improve ESG performance, and manage climate change risks and opportunities for all types of clients across their property or portfolio lifecycle.

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 External Link. 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.

 HOW WE CAN ACHIEVE SOMETHING

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2022 GLOBAL IMPACT IN NUMBERS

EVERY CONTRIBUTION COUNTS

HECTARE NECTAR: WE NOW SUPPORT THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION BEES

Our support for the "Hektar Nektar" bee conservation initiative, with the joint goal of increasing the bee population in Germany and Austria by ten percent by 2028, is showing great results! We have reached a significant milestone, now providing a home for a total of three quarters of a million bees across our five locations in Germany. This is an increase of 250.000 since 2021.

People collecting Honey from bees


LITTER CLEARING CAMPAIGN IN FRANKFURT

Numerous colleagues from the Frankfurt office gathered in the afternoon of the 29th September 2023, for their second annual litter clearing campaign. We left the office in great weather, and searched the way to the banks of the Main with eagle eyes. After three hours, Frankfurt had been cleared of quite some mess - and the garbage bags of the Frankfurt helpers were a few kilos heavier.

Kollegen sammeln Müll in Frankfurt

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RONALD MCDONALD IMPACT DAY

Munich - The first Impact Day of our southernmost German branch was a great success! On July 7th 2023, volunteers from our Munich team spent the day at the Ronald McDonald House, a facility enabling families of seriously ill children to stay with them during their treatment. From 9 o'clock in the morning, a total of ten different cakes were conjured up as part of a baking campaign for the upcoming summer party, which was not only a lot of fun, but above all a particularly sweet joy for the children staying in the Ronald McDonald House and their families. In addition to the baking campaign, the team took the opportunity to donate Covid tests and apples.

We followed this up in August 2023, this time in the form of a relaxed evening cooking together, providing a great opportunity for the families to socialise with each other and enjoy a delicious meal.

Berlin - Our Berlin colleagues started May with a real spring cleaning, and on their Impact Day on May 4th 2023 gave walls a fresh coat of paint, weeded leaves, raked flower beds, planted new flowers and cleared the outdoor terrace next to the play ship of moss and weeds. Afterwards, they gathered around the large kitchen block in the common room and conjured up dinner for the families accommodated there. Everyone liked it, the kids especially enjoyed dessert!

Social help at Ronald McDonald in Berlin

Frankfurt - Like all Ronald McDonald houses, the Mainz house is run with a lot of love - but you could still see a few signs of wear and tear here and there. And this is exactly where our Frankfurt colleagues from a wide variety of teams started on April 20th and 26th 2023, painting apartments and corridors, and helping the Bauhaus-style house to new splendour.

Hamburg - A cross-departmental team from PDS and Research met on April 20th 2023 at the Ronald McDonald Children's House in the Eppendorf district of Hamburg to treat about 10 families with a delicious spring menu. After buying the fresh ingredients, the chicken was marinated, wild garlic was picked and vegetables were cut. In a relaxed atmosphere, the families enjoyed the delicious food in a menu sequence and we, as hosts, also took turns sitting at the table. One or two very open, and sometimes touching, conversations with the parents took place.

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