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Corporate Responsibility

Intelligent building means embracing responsibility.

As a business, we build for generations and shape living environments – with people and for people. Sustainable action is an important element of our social responsibility and also the foundation of our success. It gives us a competitive advantage and includes all economically, environmentally and socially relevant behaviour.

Our strategy for sustainable building.

Due to the high consumption of energy and resources in the construction industry, the impact of these activities on society and the environment is intensive and wide-ranging. This challenge requires global and future-oriented thinking. ϲ is embracing this responsibility. The foundation for this approach is our “Green and Lean” holistic sustainability strategy, which rests on the three pillars EnvironmentSocial and Governance (ESG). Our main fields of action are derived from the materiality analysis and reflect these three dimensions of sustainability.

ESG: lived sustainability and transparency.

ϲ is pursuing clear and ambitious sustainability goals and improving transparency step by step. This commitment has been honoured by the international sustainability agency ISS ESG which repeatedly awarded ϲ C+ Prime status. ISS looks at more than 100 industry-specific criteria from the environmental (E), social (S) and governance (G) pillars before granting an ESG rating.

 

Environment (E) We focus on future-oriented construction.
Social (S) We prioritise the well-being of all employees.
Governance (G) We strive for sustainable economic success.

The principles of sustainable corporate management are anchored in the ϲ sustainability strategy. Detailed information on the progress made on projects along with initiatives and success stories can be found in the Sustainability Report, published every year:

STRATEGY
Sustainability Strategy Vision & Goals
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Annual and Sustainability Report 2023 Part of the solution

Ratings & awards.

An appreciative environment and motivated employees are the foundation for sustainable success. In addition, international awards, ratings from independent third parties, and certifications confirm ϲ’s commitment to sustainability.

ϲ Group is also a member or supporter of numerous initiatives and industry associations that are concerned with sustainability.

  • ISS ESG: C+ Prime
  • Eco Vadis: 60/100 Punkten, Silber
  • MSCI ESG Rating: AA
  • CDP Climate change: B
  • CDP Water security: B
  • Sustainalytics: 29,2 Punkte, mittleres Risiko
  • ҴÏ: 52/100 Punkten
  • Financial Times Diversity Leaders 2022
  • BGF quality seal 2020-2022
  • Universum global seal 2020
  • Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für nachhaltiges Bauen (DGNB)
  • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
  • European Quality Association for Recycling (EQAR)
  • EcoVadis
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für nachhaltige Immobilienwirtschaft (ÖGNI)
  • Schweizer Gesellschaft für nachhaltige Immobilienwirtschaft (SGNI)
  • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
  • Transparency International (TI)
  • UN Global Compact
  • UN Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP)
  • Workers Welfare Forum

Sustainable planning and building.

Already during project development and investment decisions, it is important to deal responsibly with the questions and challenges of future capability and future security. A property must offer its users maximum comfort, technical equipment and safety in the long term, and at the same time be economical.

Building certification systems are an important component of sustainable construction. They provide recognised procedures and methods that can be used to minimise the use of resources or emissions, in harmony with the building's comfort. The quality of a building is thus made visible as well as comparable. We accompany our clients from the formulation of target values for building properties in accordance with the desired seal of quality to marketing as well as in the documentation accompanying planning and construction. 

We support you in obtaining the following quality seals:

  • DGNB
  • LEED
  • BREEAM EN
  • NaWoh

Our subsidiary, pde Integrale Planung GmbH, plans according to recognised building guidelines and proactively participates in the further development of leading building certification systems. They were selected by the German Green Building Association e.V. (GGBA) as one of five companies to transfer the US certification system LEED to German-speaking countries. In addition, they adapted the world's leading system BREEAM New Construction for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. An overview of the most important certification systems and the certification process is provided in the building certification brochure of our subsidiary pde Integrale Planung GmbH.

In order to be able to consider sustainable construction holistically for the construction site, ϲ Spezialtiefbau has developed a targeted sustainability certification for the services of foundation engineering in a two-year work process together with the Federal Department (BFA) of Foundation Engineering of BAUINDUSTRIE and the DGNB. This includes, among other things, the production of foundations, deep foundations, excavation pits, anchorages for buildings, engineering and infrastructure structures or energy plants. ϲ Spezialtiefbau supports our clients both in consulting and planning as well as in the execution of environmentally friendly procedures up to the final certification. This means that ϲ also offers you all services from a single source when it comes to sustainability.

DGNB certification platinum
Frankfurter Allee 135 Berlin-Lichtenberg
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LEED Certification Gold
Bavaria Towers
Berlin
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LEED Certification Gold
A residential jewel in the heart of Kiel's old town Kiel
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News on sustainability.

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3-day annual training programme for occupational safety
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ϲ is the industry winner of the "Pioneer in Social Responsibility 2024" study
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ϲ nominated for 17th German Sustainability Award
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ϲ honoured as "Modern Employer 2024" in the construction company category.
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Tagesspiegel honours ϲ with ‘Charity Award 2024’ in gold
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FOCUS awards ϲ for TOP Climate Commitment 2024
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ϲ is once again one of the training champions 2023
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