ESG Policy

Mission Statement

Fiera Real Estate UK Limited (“Fiera Real Estate”) recognises the importance of sustainability and acknowledges that sustainability is not only of moral importance to its everyday activities, but also generates financial returns for its investors. Fiera Real Estate strives to comply with all statutory obligations in relation to the built environment and adopt best practice in non-regulated areas (where commercially feasible) to ensure that Fiera Real Estate, its advisors and suppliers fully embrace sustainability.

Environmental

Fiera Real Estate are committed to improving their environmental performance and reducing their environmental impact and this forms an integral part of the business strategy and operating methods. Fiera Real Estate will also encourage suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same. With regards to its own business operations Fiera Real Estate is committed to:

  • Enhancing the environmental efficiency of its business facilities to reduce the consumption of energy and other natural resources (e.g. water, waste).
  • Comply with relevant environmental standards and regulations.
  • Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.
  • Implementing an Environmental Management System in line with ISO14001.
  • Produce an annual Greenhouse Gases (GHG) inventory based on the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard so that we can measure and improve its environmental impact.
  • Submit an annual GRESB survey.

Social

Fiera Real Estate recognises that attracting, developing and retaining talent contributes to the success of the business. Encouraging positive employment conditions and the promotion of employee satisfaction is important to promote a safe and healthy workplace. Fiera Real Estate believes that all employees are entitled to equal opportunities, the freedom of association and protection against any forms of discrimination. Fiera Real Estate strongly advocates that employees have the right to reasonable working hours and fair wages without gender discrimination. All employees undergo yearly training using the Fiera Real Estate e-learning platform to ensure knowledge of issues such as modern slavery.

Governance

Fiera Real Estate was founded in 1992 and is a real estate investment management company whose vision is: To be a leading creator and manager of real estate assets in the UK. Fiera Real Estate looks to achieve its vision by operating its business with the following values and ethics:

  • Trust
  • Integrity
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ownership
  • Collaboration
  • Ambition
  • Innovation

Fiera Real Estate is committed to the highest corporate governance and ethical standards.These values are embedded in daily operations and to ensure transparency Fiera Real Estate will:

  • Conduct reliable financial reporting through accurate accounting processes
  • Ensure that its policies are shared with all relevant stakeholders and publicly available
  • Undertake its business with integrity, honesty and fairness at all times
  • Conduct its affairs in the best interest of our shareholders, employees, local communities and customers

Responsibility

Sustainability is taken seriously by Fiera Real Estate and although ultimate responsibility sits with the Board of Directors (the “Board”), it is the responsibility of the Senior Management Team to ensure that Fiera Real Estate’s environmental and sustainability policy is incorporated within day to day business activities. By ensuring that all levels of the business understand Fiera Real Estate’s ESG position, ESG remains a top priority in any decision-making process. 

Investment Process

Control Framework – Responsibilities

Sustainability Process

Site/Property selection

Minimum Standards

Certification Requirements

Supply Chain assessment

Community Impact Assessment during construction

Minimum Requirements

Sustainability DDQ

Investment Due Diligence

Operational Policies

Sustainability Task Force

Environmental Management System

Stakeholders engagements

Climate Change Resilience

PPM

Annual tenants’ satisfaction survey

Extra financial KPIs

Green Lease clause

Local Community Impact assessment

Annual Sustainability Progress Report

Annual GHG inventory based on GHG Protocol

Annual GRESB survey

PRI Reporting

Sustainability Management

Fiera Real Estate ESG Management

ESG Governance
  • Sustainability Task Force
  • Sustainable Investment Policy
  • Sustainability Statement
  • Environmental Policy
  • Equality & Diversity Policy
  • Service Providers Sustainability Assessment
  • Anti-Bribery Policy
  • Legislative monitoring
  • Employee ESG training
Investment
  • Integration of ESG in investment decision
  • Sustainability Due Diligence
  • Minimum requirements for building certifications
  • Future proof design
  • Smart technology requirements
Operation Management
  • Consumption monitoring (Energy & Water)
  • Monitors GHG emissions
  • Waste monitoring
  • Environmental Management System
  • PPM program
  • Monthly property managers meeting
  • Quarterly Sustainability Task Force meeting
Reporting & Stakeholders Engagement
  • Annual sustainability report based on GRI framework
  • Annual GHG inventory based on GHG protocol
  • Annual UNPRI submission
  • Annual GRESB survey
  • Monthly property managers meeting
  • Quarterly investors report
  • Quarterly financial Report
  • Annual tenants’ satisfaction survey
  • Annual Community Impact Assessment