Sustainability

Edmond de Rothschild is a conviction-driven investment house founded on the idea that wealth should be harnessed to build the future. This conviction is all the more meaningful in the real estate sector, which is duty bound to embrace urban and social changes while meeting the environmental challenges of our time.

Vision

The real estate sector is one of the biggest energy consumers. In Switzerland, buildings account for nearly 40% of energy consumption and close to one-third of CO2 emissions. Making buildings more sustainable makes it possible to meet environmental and social objectives by creating long-term value, and also serves to generate performance for real estate investments.

Edmond de Rothschild REIM (Suisse) SA ("the manager") has organised its vision of an environmental, social and governance policy into three pillars, namely:

  • Improving the sustainability of the stock of existing assets
  • Placing the user at the centre of the approach
  • Acting with engagement

More than ever, the future of real estate lies in the ability to address social, demographic, technological & environmental challenges.

At Edmond de Rothschild REIM we are embracing this through actions.

Improve durability of the existing stock

CO2 emission reduction targets will only be achieved if significant and impactful actions are taken on the existing buildings.

We are committed:

  • to enhance efficiency,
  • to optimize usage of natural and renewable resources,
  • to improve biodiversity and social components.

Put the end users at the heart of our approach

The value of assets is driven by their attractivity towards tenants and buyers.

Environmental and social standards are set to meet the users expectations:

  • functionality
  • well being
  • affordability

Act with commitment and engagement

Real estate is a people business and a local business.

All stakeholders are involved in the implementation of the Sustainability Policy when it comes to:

  • managing the projects,
  • finding the right solutions and partners,
  • ensuring the set targets are achieved.

Objectives

The Board of Directors and the Manager have established a sustainability policy for ERRES. This policy is broken down into 36 objectives that address environmental (E), social (S) and governance (G) issues and are divided into themes. An implementation manual and a roadmap have been defined within this framework.

Environnemental Social Governance
Energy and climate Stakholder Engagement Policies and processes
Water consumption Health and well-being Supply chain
Waste management Culture and community Transparency and reporting
Biodiversity Transport and mobility  
  Human impact  

The Manager has also put in place a sustainability policy for the company EDR REIM.

Reporting

Ecosystem, data and tools

SPECIALIST PROVIDERS

The manager works in collaboration with many specialised service providers to help them define their policy and objectives, but above all in implementing and monitoring their achievements. The collection of reliable and objective data is one of the key points of our sustainability policy.

SignaTerre assists real estate professionals, owners (real estate funds, pension funds, insurance companies, public and private authorities) or managers to be proactive in the energy transition. Their transversal skills and innovative solutions are centred around the CO2 impact and the reduction of energy consumption. They rely on technical management, engineering, architecture and digital integration applied to the built environment.

E-NNO's technology, certified by Solar Impulse Efficient Solution, is directly installed on the energy production and offers many advantages:

  • Reduction of energy consumption thanks to artificial intelligence algorithms that take into account a multitude of data such as the consumption habits of the tenants or the sunshine of the building.
  • Fine and secure feedback of consumption data
  • Connectivity to all types of installations and energy sources

Programme éco21 - SIG Much more than an energy supplier, SIG is a privileged partner for all questions related to energy and the ecological transition. SIG's eco21 program helps owners and tenants to reduce energy consumption thanks to simple, quick and concrete solutions.

Planair Planair supports public authorities, industries, real estate companies, private individuals, architects, institutional investors and implements innovative solutions in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental protection.

External assessment 

The Manager leaves the task of assessing our positioning to the care of external specialists and have therefore participated in the Swiss Sustainable Real Estate Index (SSREI) every year in the past three years. The SSREI is an effective and practical tool for comparing the market, assessing intrinsic value and boosting transparency on the sustainability of real estate portfolios.

SSREI 

Swiss Sustainable Real Estate Index - SSREI