Sustainability in building
a better tomorrow!
The first Sustainability Report of the Casais Group, following on from the Sustainability Manifesto and Building a better tomorrow, tells our story of creating value for our Stakeholders and how we took on board ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) issues in the business, in order to ensure the Group’s sustainability from a long-term perspective.
Our strategy has been created in such a way as to include not only environmental sustainability, but also social sustainability and, as a consequence, economic sustainability, underpinned by the sort of management practices, principles and values that define the Casais community.
Making cities and communities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, while taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, is one of the core objectives of our commitment.
Adherence to the general principles of the Circular Economy Principles for Buildings Design document issued by the European Union (EU), specifically on issues such as durability, adaptability and waste reduction and management, and to the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
We operate in diverse markets and cultures, and our ability to adapt is crucial. Different risks and conditions require a culture of strong principles and capable analysis, along with the implementation of best construction and management practices. The dimensions of ethics and responsibility, transparency, and respect for customers and employees are central to the sustainability model that we value, the most recent manifestation of which is this sustainability report.
In view of constant changes, agility becomes an asset, but before it can be an asset it must first become a culture. We are therefore implementing new tools, such as the Casais Academy, to ensure the adaptation of roles with a view to ensuring that people continue on a path within our organization. In parallel, as the entity that instituted the Mestre Casais Foundation, the Casais Group gave this foundation an unequivocal remit: to study, promote, debate and convey the most difficult of humanity’s challenges: how to make the aspirations and needs of individuals and society compatible with the limitations of the planet’s resources and natural processes. We also believe that it is essential to invest in and encourage the inclusion of locally produced products and services. Our regional investment produces wealth, which is distributed to the local community in the form of income (wages) and knowledge (skills), which provide access to housing, drinking water, power, connectivity, education and health.
As a result of this vision, we believe that we have been able to achieve this aim by committing to the following strategic priorities:
Competent and safe people for a sustainable business
- People Management and Development
- Health and Safety
- Inclusion and Diversity
Ethical and collaborative business driving a positive growth mindset for a fairer society
- Ethics, Compliance and Governance
- Human Rights
- Value Chain Management
- Risk Management
- Stakeholders involvement
Innovative and conscientous solutions driving leadership in the democratisation of socialand environmentally sustainable solutions
- Green buildings and Technologies
- Resource efficiency and conservation
- Adaptability and Resilience
Shared and valued territory aware of long term impacts on communities and ecosystems
- Community Relations
- Climate change mitigation
- Management of waste and water
- Biodiversity and Land use
Find our commitments regarding the strategic priorities: