Bentall Kennedy releases CR Report12/09/2012
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Bentall Kennedy’s recently released Corporate Responsibility (CR) report shows why corporate responsibility is "Simply Better Business" in the organization’s real estate services and investment management lines of business. Recognized as a leader in sustainability by the Global Real Estate and Sustainability Benchmark for two years in a row, Bentall Kennedy is committed to industry-leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.
The CR Report, available via the website www.cr.bentallkennedy.com, shares performance data, such as energy consumption per square foot for different asset types, total greenhouse gas emissions, and labour force data. Bentall Kennedy also looks ahead at trends, goals, challenges and opportunities among the environment, social and governance areas that impact its business.
“Our role as fiduciaries for our clients is to enhance the value of their assets over time. We believe that our commitment to this aspect of our business sets us apart from our peers,” said, Gary Whitelaw, Chief Executive Officer for the Bentall Kennedy group.
Highlights from the report include:
• 70% of Bentall Kennedy office buildings are certified to LEED® or BOMA BESt.
• GHG emissions are down 6% over 2010.
• 40 million litres of water saved across 39 properties in Calgary, Alberta.
• 80% of tenants surveyed value environmental qualities in their buildings.
Bentall Kennedy’s Corporate Responsibility website reports on 2011 activities using the Global Reporting Initiative™ (GRI™) Framework and the Construction and Real Estate Sector Supplement (CRESS), and is self-declared a GRI Level B.
About Bentall Kennedy
Bentall Kennedy is one of North America's largest real estate investment advisors and one of its foremost providers of real estate services. Bentall Kennedy serves the interests of more than 500 clients across 140 million square feet of office, retail, industrial, hotel, and apartment properties totaling $29.4 billion (as at June 30, 2012) throughout Canada and the U.S.
Bentall Kennedy has a 100 year track record of delivering superior returns and a reputation for integrity, innovation and creating value. Bentall Kennedy is a member of UN PRI and is a recognized global leader in Responsible Property Investing.
Bentall Kennedy includes Bentall Kennedy (Canada) Limited Partnership and Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) Limited Partnership.
For more information, visit www.bentallkennedy.com
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