The ROBYG Group has signed an agreement with JLL, one of the world’s leading real estate advisory companies, to develop a comprehensive environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) strategy. Cooperation between the two companies will include setting strategic goals for sustainable operations, as well as structuring existing activities. ESG is also a key strategy for ROBYG’s owner, Goldman Sachs. Currently, many of the construction solutions as well as social and employee initiatives undertaken by ROBYG demonstrate the company’s commitment to the philosophy of sustainable development. Cooperation with JLL will ensure further development in this area.
“Today, sustainability – and with it ESG – is an increasingly important part of how companies operate globally. At ROBYG, we pay a great deal of attention to environmental and social engagement as well as corporate governance. We are confident that our cooperation with JLL – one of the world’s leaders in providing companies with sustainable development strategies and solutions – will be a successful partnership that will benefit both people and the environment. We all have to think about the future today – for us, construction is part of the process of creating a new society. This includes developing buildings, creating infrastructure, shaping green areas and spaces for leisure, socialising and relaxation. We believe that by taking this approach – by considering the needs of different social groups – we not only create new neighbourhoods but also communities of people who are more than just neighbours. JLL will help us structure our operations and prepare a coherent strategy based on what we have achieved so far,” says Eyal Keltsh, vice-president of the management board, The ROBYG Group.
The ROBYG Group has for a number of years been involved in local initiatives that support art, culture, education and sport. The company has also taken numerous CSR actions against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic – actively supporting people in need, seniors and insurgents, as well as medical institutions. Last year, ROBYG donated more than PLN 250,000 in the form of support and subsidies. Additionally, the CSR programme includes the implementation of public infrastructure projects, free of charge, for the benefit of neighbourhoods and cities.
JLL has vast experience in designing and implementing sustainable development solutions. So far, JLL experts have worked with more than 500 clients on sustainability. The company have measured and reduced carbon for over 90,000 properties in more than 50 countries. JLL also helps to better embed designed solutions to respond to the needs of many stakeholder groups. Last year, the company signed onto the World Green Building Council’s commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions across all JLL – occupied buildings by 2030. JLL recommends and supports the adoption of this approach among its clients and suppliers.
“Partnering with ROBYG on this innovative project in the Polish market aligns with our global strategy to actively support the vision of sustainable development in the real estate market. The most important element of these activities is strategic consulting for JLL’s clients, which we base on the experience and know-how that we have gained in countries around the world. For the project with ROBYG, we will work closely with JLL’s competence centre in the UK and our Warsaw-based consultancy and analysis hub, which provides services to clients in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. I am convinced that the insights we will gain from our joint work with ROBYG will serve as an example to other organisations in Poland and CEE in developing comprehensive ESG programmes that are becoming key to the long-term strategies of many investors,” comments Mateusz Bonca, CEO, JLL Poland.