CBRE Releases Tenth Annual Corporate Responsibility Report

October 19, 2017

CBRE, a global commercial real estate services and investment firm, has released its tenth annual Corporate Responsibility Report. The 2016 report – themed “Building Connections” – highlights CBRE’s many accomplishments as a leader in responsible business practices within the commercial real estate industry. 

  • CBRE has been consistently recognized for its corporate responsibility practices and performance:
  • CBRE remained a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index following the June 2017 index review, and has been a part of FTSE4Good since 2014.
  • CBRE has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America since 2014, reflecting the strength of its performance regarding environmental, social and governance issues.

In early 2017, CBRE was named a World’s Most Ethical Company by The Ethisphere Institute for the fourth consecutive year and received an EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of The Year — Sustained Excellence Award, the tenth consecutive year of EPA recognition. 

Other CBRE achievements for 2016 and early 2017 highlighted in the report include: 

  • CBRE created its first global greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal. The company aims to reduce Scope 2 emissions 30 percent by 2025 and 50 percent by 2035 compared to a 2015 baseline.
  • In 2016, CBRE registered and benchmarked 1,975 buildings totaling more than 314 million square feet to EPA ENERGY STAR. CBRE’s 288 ENERGY STAR labeled buildings under management represent nearly 3.5 percent of the total U.S. office buildings labeled in ENERGY STAR. In the United Kingdom, CBRE received a total of 32 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Health & Safety Awards in 2016.
  • CBRE global corporate and employee donations totaled nearly $13 million in 2016, supporting a range of nonprofit organizations.

“We recognize the role we play in the communities in which we work and are striving to develop thoughtful business solutions to address issues such as resource management, environmental impact, community improvement and workplace health and safety,” said Bob Sulentic, CBRE’s president and chief executive officer. “We are proud of our people’s commitment to acting responsibly and with integrity while producing great outcomes for our clients.” 

“Building Connections” was produced in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards at the Core level and includes the company’s progress toward implementing the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact. 

More information on corporate responsibility at CBRE can be found at

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