Corporate Social Responsability (CSR)

In pursuing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), a company makes conscious choices to find the right balance between the economic, social and environmental aspects of all internal and external business activities.

Bouwfonds IM’s mission statement is derived from the group’s general mission, but gives particular emphasis to the CSR aspect: “Bouwfonds IM supports its clients in realising their ambitions with both traditional and innovative sustainable products that are managed internally or externally on the basis of the best-in-class principle. Bouwfonds IM is convinced of the growing importance of sustainability in terms of being able to offer investors a good return compared to the market”.

Bouwfonds IM has formulated its ambition as regards CSR: to strive for an above-average sustainability score on the basis of the best-in-class principle. Via this principle, Bouwfonds IM wants to contribute to the Rabo Real Estate Group’s CSR ambition: to be one of the top 3 most socially responsible real estate companies in the Netherlands as well as in the other core countries. In this regard, sustainability is always balanced against return.

Bouwfonds IM is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI). Being a responsible investor means we are committed to incorporating key principles of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into our organisation:

  • Responsible investing – We seek industry leadership in protecting the environment and natural resources, try wherever we can to reduce the environmental impact of the assets we manage and emphasise sustainability in our communication with investors.
  • Ethical business conduct – We pursue CSR-driven decision making, seek transparency throughout all our business operations and have made ethical business standards explicit in internal policy documents and procedures.
  • Sustainable operations – We try to embody the change that we wish to see in the world by creating the best possible working environment and conditions for our employees and seek to reduce the environmental impact of our business operations as much as possible.
  • Commitment to society – We strive to contribute to society by donating to and sponsoring social causes as a company, and encouraging our staff to do likewise.

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Bouwfonds IM is also member of GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark), an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios around the globe.