Cofinimmo’s environmental policy is based on 3 pillars:
- Property management;
- Project management;
- Sustainable management of the head office.
In order to formalise its environmental achievements, it began in 2007 the process of obtaining ISO 14001 environmental certification for its buildings.
Cofinimmo's Environmental Management System has been certified ISO 14001:2004 for the property management of its office assets, its headquarters included, and its project management (heavy work and renovations) for any type of building.
Under ISO 14001:2004, Cofinimmo's 3 main commitments are:
- Compliance with environmental regulations and other requirements
- Continuous improvement
- Pollution prevention.
Furthermore, Cofinimmo has a 'BREEAM In-Use' certification policy favouring buildings currently up for sale.
Several buildings have been certified. BREEAM In-Use is a sub-program of BREEAM, which certifies the longevity of existing buildings. The areas analysed are not limited to energy performance. In fact, it covers the following aspects: Energy, Water, Materials, Transport, Waste, Pollution, Healthcare and Well-being, Management, Plot of Land and Ecology. At the end of the certification process, a rating is awarded to the building and its property management (Acceptable, Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent and Outstanding). The BREEAM In-Use certification results can be found in our latest Annual Financial Report.