Our industry leadership carries with it an ethical responsibility to our clients, employees, shareholders, communities and society at large. Corporate citizenship and living up to our core RISE values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence are fundamental goals of CBRE and its worldwide affiliates. To achieve these goals, CBRE has launched initiatives and programs in a variety of areas to include environmental stewardship, ethics and compliance, governance, health and safety, and philanthropy. Our efforts are publicized in a yearly document called the Corporate Responsibility Report. It is located on our public website.
Partnering with our Communities
A real estate services firm like CBRE needs to be proactive in partnering with our communities. We should be aware of community needs and concerns as they involve our business and clients, and work constructively with the right people and authorities to resolve issues and problems. CBRE's corporate philanthropy efforts have always been driven by our dedicated professionals, who have enthusiastically moved our programs forward while widening and diversifying their scope.
CBRE has a long history of responding corporately to natural disasters. In our recent past, employees from every region and line of business have answered the call to assist victims across the globe, from earthquakes in Haiti to floods in Pakistan.
If there is a cause in your community that fits within the corporate philanthropy strategy, speak to your supervisor or manager.
Respecting the Environment
Consistent with our corporate responsibility goals, CBRE is committed to becoming the industry leader in the area of environmental sustainability. We are committed to minimizing our environmental impact, and to assisting our clients in doing the same at their properties and organizations. We recognize our responsibility to be a steward of the environment and improve the quality of life for our employees and for everyone who works at or visits our facilities. In addition, CBRE provides facilities and asset management services for clients owning or occupying billions of square feet of buildings globally, and supports thousands of clients in their procurement, disposition and building of space for occupancy or investment. We collaborate with them to optimize the performance and reduce the environmental impact of their properties.
CBRE is committed to good environmental practices, and we respond truthfully and responsibly to questions and concerns of our stakeholders about our environmental actions. We must obtain environmental permits when required. Any waste materials left over from our operations must be disposed of legally and in a way that meets CBRE's legal obligations under environmental laws globally.