All 28 main corporate offices across 15 countries successfully act on emission targets
London, 30 May 2023 – Global real estate services firm, Cushman & Wakefield has taken positive steps towards achieving its industry-leading science based targets initiative and net zero emissions commitments and successfully completed ISO 14001 audits across its European office portfolio.
Today’s announcement is an extension of the firm’s current UK accredited certification to cover all 15 countries where Cushman & Wakefield operates in Europe, a total of 28 corporate offices.
ISO 14001 sets out the criteria and framework that a company or organisation can follow to implement an effective environmental management system (EMS). Designed for any type of organisation, regardless of its activity or sector, it can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.
Colin Wilson, Chief Executive, EMEA at Cushman & Wakefield said: “We recognise that Cushman & Wakefield has a leading role to play in shaping a sustainable future for the real estate industry and beyond. Our extended ISO-standard environmental management system is a vital tool that will help us to better understand and take action on the environmental impact our operations have on the planet.
“We are delighted to see positive tangible results being produced across our region. We have so far responded to more than 70 recommendations to reduce our emissions, including being more intentional with our choice in car fleet, lighting, and equipment, and executing large scale office space optimisation projects. This is delivering tangible results. In Warsaw alone, we are proud to have almost halved our energy consumption over the past year and we very much feel that this is just the beginning.”