Commercial Property Management – Environmental Policy

Background

The Savills Commercial Property Management Division is part of Savills PLC, the Division manages over 2,600 commercial properties throughout Europe on behalf of clients.

Policy Statement

Savills Commercial Property Management Division takes a considered and structured approach to managing its environmental impacts. This process is driven through its Environmental Management System (EMS). Savills believe that genuine progress can be made through a targeted programme of incremental improvements within the Division’s operations and activities. Savills Commercial Property Management has a strong commitment to the prevention of pollution, complying with all environmental legislation and any other requirements, to promote continuous improvement within the EMS and to achieve development in overall environmental performance.

Purpose & Scope

The purpose of this policy is to define how Property Management will manage the potential environmental impacts arising from the operational management of our clients properties. The scope of the policy is limited to the operational management of the European properties Savills fully manage on behalf of clients.

Implementation & Main Objectives

The Division’s EMS is delivered through a series of procedures which are detailed within the Health, Safety and Environment manual, held on the internal Dashboard system. Implementation of the system is tracked via annual audits carried out at all fully managed properties. Training is also delivered to all relevant staff to allow successful implementation of the scheme. Where appropriate for each country, Savills Property Management has 10 key corporate sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) targets, reviewed annually. The targets cover objectives regarding: Sustainability research, Waste management and recycling, minimum energy performance standards and EPCs, responsible procurement, internal sustainability communications, sustainability training and CSR metrics.

Roles & Responsibilities

The Executive Director, Head of Property Management, is ultimately responsible for the practical application of this policy and its objectives. The Sustainability Manager assists in the delivery of many of the Division’s objectives. The Property Management Health, Safety and Environment panel provides a framework for the setting and review of environmental objectives and targets. The group meets every quarter and consists of senior representatives from within the Division. Their role within this group is to prepare the Division for forthcoming environmental compliance changes, define corporate sustainability and CSR targets and deliver a route for cross-communication to share best practice. This policy is communicated to all employees and contractors, and is made available to the public on the company website. Staff within this Division are expected to read and understand the policy.

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