The foundation of our approach is to act ethically, responsibly and with integrity as we meet and exceed our stakeholders’ expectations. Our focus is fixed on continuous improvement and innovation to provide strong returns for our clients.
Remco Daal President, Canadian Real Estate
“Being a real estate leader requires foresight and courage to make decisions that will make a sustainable future more likely for the stakeholders we represent as well as for the communities and environment where we build and manage buildings.”
With a view to what’s next on the horizon, we know more sustainable returns on our investments and long-term client satisfaction depend on our ability to stay ahead of global real estate trends and deliver results by managing risk.
Our team prioritizes innovation that gives us a competitive advantage. We rise to global challenges by testing, scaling and adopting new technologies and techniques, increasing our operational efficiency and providing better service.
We are committed to continually exceeding the expectations of all stakeholders, and we do this by embedding and measuring ESG throughout our company. With this focus, we take a systemic approach to understanding our impacts, identifying and prioritizing our most opportune levers for positive change.
Our pursuit of excellence demands improved business performance. This means we adopt adaptable, responsible strategies that yield tangible progress, as we endeavour to set the model for our industry through innovation, progressive practices and an open-source approach to idea-sharing.
Our 5-Step Guide to Energy Disclosure
Doing our part means striving for excellence in performance and transparency. Energy disclosure is important because it allows us to track our performance and identify opportunities for improvement.
Where we are now
Canadian buildings now consume 22% of our total energy and generate 17% of the country’s emissions.
This is a way of tracking a building’s energy use and carbon emissions over time, comparing performance relative to similar buildings.
Information is power
Tracking energy use helps building owners improve efficiency and reduce emissions.
QuadReal has taken the step to be transparent about benchmarked data for our office and residential portfolio in Canada.
QuadReal encourages the industry to share benchmarked data and make a commitment to transparency, sustainability leadership and combating climate change.
A Path of Continuous
We believe it is important to provide a complete and transparent picture of QuadReal’s performance. We are certified in accordance with ISO 14001, and tools like our Environmental Management System (EMS) are utilized to guide portfolio-wide operational improvements.
We provide regular updates using all the real estate management metrics of Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) to enable easy comparison to other firms. In addition, we voluntarily disclose our Canadian portfolio emissions data in accordance with the GHG Protocol.
Committed to Transparency
QuadReal is the only pension real estate company in Canada to disclose our vendor code of conduct publicly. This code covers a broad range of topics, including bribery and corruption, bullying and whistleblower protections. We also publish other ESG data and performance details—from policies to procedures and more.