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How ESG is reshaping offices

With sustainability, wellbeing and other social factors in the spotlight, many employers are looking at ways they can better demonstrate their commitment to people and the planet. In this blog post, we discuss ESG and the impact it is having on businesses and their buildings. 

What is ESG?

ESG stand for environmental, social, and governance. It is a system used to measure how sustainable a business is by looking at how it performs in these three categories. ESG is also used to determine the sustainability of a building or office so, if you’re a property owner or landlord, it’s a term you should start to get familiar with.

When reviewing the ESG credentials of an office, the following factors will be considered:

Environmental

How the building minimises its impact on the environment, such as: 

Social

How the building impacts workplace culture and the wider community, such as:

A refurbed building and its surroundings

Governance

How the building is managed and looked after, such as:  

What are the benefits of ESG buildings?

Adopting an ESG framework for your office (or your business as a whole!) has many benefits, including:  

Employees gather in an ESG-friendly office

How to make your building ESG-friendly

There are lots of different ways you can improve your building’s ESG rating. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Sustainable offices

Research shows buildings account for a 39% of global energy related carbon emissions.  Make your office more sustainable by:

Inclusive office spaces

Inclusive office design creates a welcoming environment by ensuring accessibility for all. Create inclusive spaces by:  

Zoom rooms to support hybrid working

Offices for wellbeing

Research from a recent global survey has shown that employee wellbeing has become even more important to workers than it was during the pandemic. Create an office that supports employee health and wellbeing by:

Of course, the measures listed above are only the tip of the iceberg. If you’d like advice and support on creating your ESG office of the future, get in touch. or take a look at our Office Fit Out Cost Calculator to get an indication of the costs involved.

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