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Sustainability and Social Responsibility

One of BGIS’s core values, Living Sustainably, focuses on integrating social and environmental responsibility into all of our operations. This value, combined with our dedication to integrity, a culture of caring and a passion for innovation, drives our commitment to Sustainability and Social Responsibility.

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Sustainability and Social Responsibility are at the heart of everything we do

BGIS continues to be an industry role model in sustainable operating practices and portfolio strategy in the provision of Real Estate and Facility Management Services. We are an organization that cares about the communities we operate in, the clients we serve, and the people and vendors we engage with.

Sustainability

At BGIS, we believe sustainable operating practices are vital to assist the global effort to mitigate climate change. We work hard to implement technologies and programs throughout our business that promote environmental awareness, reduce resource consumption and drive significant cost reductions in our clients’ real estate portfolios. We act as advocates to protect and preserve the environment, both in our services to clients and in our own operations.

Social Responsibility

BGIS prides itself on being a steward of corporate social responsibility by hosting charitable initiatives and raising awareness as leaders within the community. We aspire to use our capabilities and influence to bring about positive change. Our commitment to sustainability is matched by our commitment to the communities around us. Even during times of strife, BGIS and our team members continue to demonstrate generosity and kindness in their communities. In 2020, BGIS made over $305,000 in charitable donations to various charities and not-for-profit organizations across the globe.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reporting

BGIS’s 2020 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report illustrates how our core values shape the way we conduct business with our customers. The report addresses the activities of BGIS’s global operations and replaces previous Corporate Sustainability Reports. Enjoy our 2020 ESG Report.

Energy Sustainabiility

Sustainability and Energy

To make your real estate truly sustainable, strategies are needed to use less energy and water, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and lessen the impact of your portfolio on the planet. Turning these plans into reality is also fundamental, yet even more challenging. BGIS takes an operational view when we integrate energy and sustainability into the development and execution of your strategy. Our engineering-focused expertise coordinates with on-site personnel to integrate energy and sustainability into every real estate activity – from leasing space, developing capital plans, and implementing projects to delivering day-to-day services. Learn more about our Energy and Sustainability services.

Inspired Future

An Inspired Future

Hosted by BGIS, An Inspired Future is an event that engages industry professionals on sustainable and restorative business practices in corporate real estate. This event focuses on inspiring leaders to make changes that will ultimately affect the future of our planet by significantly reducing their companies’ environmental footprints. An Inspired Future offers business professionals the opportunity to learn, network and engage with many of Canada’s industry leaders, as well as listen to some of the world’s greatest thought leaders on sustainable business practices.

Well Being Program

Well-Being Champions Committee

The Well-Being Champions Committee includes a cross-section of team members from diverse backgrounds and different departments. The committee is responsible for assessing policies, activities, and programs in the workplace, examining team members' areas of interest and needs, planning and organizing health promotional programs and activities, and measuring and tracking these initiatives' success. In summary, the committee builds the organizational support and efficiency for the Well-Being program. Ambassadors will support national and regional initiatives considering each region has its own unique needs and desires.

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Social and Human Rights

Within our ESG report, BGIS describes social and human rights activities, including how we manage our relationships with employees, suppliers and the community. The report also conveys how health and safety are achieved, including mental health and well-being. Here are the topics that make up the Social and Human Rights section:

  • People & Culture Highlights from 2020
  • Human Rights Principles
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Indigenous Engagement
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Health and Safety/Wellness
  • Mental Health & Well-Being
  • Charitable Donations and Community Engagement