We want to have a clear conscience when we explain to our children what we are doing with BRIGHT. We assume responsibility – for our company and also for our real estate properties. This mission is reflected in our ESG strategy which is our roadmap to the strategic management and everyday practice of responsible behaviour.
Our BRIGHT ESG strategy concerns the following areas of action:
- Responsible business
- Environmental & climate protection
We are convinced that economic success and company management geared to sustainability can go hand in hand. We wish to create something that lasts. Therefore, a long-lasting portfolio of flexible, resilient buildings is a central requirement for us to ensure sustainable economic activity. In a continuous dialogue with our stakeholders, we get feedback on and draw inspiration for our actions as entrepreneurs on a regular basis.
BRIGHT’s success is predominantly based on a committed team of staff who are enthusiastic and put their heart and soul into task. They are experts in their areas and assume responsibility. We do our utmost to be an attractive employer for them and to support them in the best possible way. Furthermore, we see ourselves as working in a team together with our customers and our neighbourhood, which is why tenant satisfaction is a top priority of our work and social commitment is on the agenda on a regular basis.
ENVIRONMENTAL & CLIMATE PROTECTION
The central aim of our climate strategy is to create a stock of buildings that are resource-efficient, low-emission and at the same time innovative. In addition to energy-efficient technology, we primarily rely on especially flexible building structures that are relatively easy to modify and can adjust to both present and future climatic
and user-specific conditions. This means we are acting climate-friendly. Where it is not economically feasible to avoid emissions, we set them off.
How we derived our ESG strategy
In an initial workshop, we first developed core values for our company. The development of an ESG strategy for BRIGHT Industrial is based on this: main topics were determined and validated based on a fixed evaluation scheme in a two-day workshop. On the one hand, the topics result from the requirements of national and international industry standards and frameworks, such as DGNB, LEED and GRESB, and, on the other hand, from general sustainability standards, such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Sustainable Development Goals. The list of topics was ultimately supplemented by specific industry requirements from the Light Industrial area. The collection of topics was classified based on a fixed evaluation scheme in a materiality assessment using a two-dimensional matrix with the dimensions “Relevance to business” and “Effects on the environment and society”. The topics with the highest values in both dimensions, and hence being above the materiality threshold, form the basis of our ESG strategy or our sustainability programme. The materiality assessment is revalidated annually with the participation of internal and external stakeholders and the assessment of the topics is adjusted accordingly.
Orientation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)