Building a world for future generations
Sustainable development is, "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" – this statement is a quote taken from the "Our Common Future" report by the World Commission on Environment and Development of 1987. Despite the passage of years, this definition still accurately reflects the idea of sustainable development. Sustainable development is today seen to be based on three main pillars, referred to as ESG: Environmental, Social and Governance, which are inextricably linked.
Unibep Group believes that sustainable economic development should lead to greater social cohesion and justice and improve the quality of the environment. We have therefore decided to develop our company in a responsible manner, giving equal consideration to the three areas: E, S and G. We make every effort to better identify our impact on the environment, and monitor stakeholder expectations on ESG issues. Based on the information gathered, we develop plans and implement viable actions that strengthen and improve sustainability-related areas within our organisation.
In 2021, we created a new organisational unit within the structures of Unibep SA – the Office of Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection, responsible for coordinating all activities related to the development of pro-environmental attitudes among our employees, as well as implementing high standards on our projects and improving processes to minimise our environmental footprint. We also created the ESG Project Team, composed of representatives of various companies forming part of the corporate group, working under the direction of the Board of Directors to work out how to pursue the group's agreed policy on sustainability.
As Unibep Group, we want to operate in a responsible and sustainable manner. Since 2016, we have been preparing sustainability reports describing our environmental, social and economic performance. Reports are published on an annual basis and are available under the Sustainability Reports tab (direct link to the tab). Preparation of Unibep Group's sustainability report is overseen by the Vice President of the Management Board, Chief Financial Officer. ESG issues are addressed at Supervisory Board meetings.
A sustainable world is not only an ideal vision of the future, but also a commitment made by the United Nations in 2015. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are a tool to meant to make that vision a reality. Unibep Group firmly believes that by shaping an attitude of shared responsibility for the world around us among our stakeholders, we are giving future generations a chance.