At Hines, we believe prioritizing ESG factors differentiates our company, supports innovation and, most importantly, benefits people and the planet. For us, this means providing meaningful career and leadership opportunities for our employees, creating exceptional spaces and experiences for the people who live and work in our buildings, pursuing sustainable development and investment opportunities, and building supply chains and systems that optimize energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, minimize waste and water impacts, and deliver value at every step.
Hines recently embarked on a firm-wide effort to accelerate sustainability efforts through the lens of ESG. This led to the creation of a long-term ESG strategy document that internally guides the firm. It is grounded by a strategic framework and highlights 16 key ESG focus areas.
Hines adheres to global policies, practices, and processes to ensure we meet market requirements and industry best practices. Firm disclosures and external reporting commitments will provide transparency to our stakeholders and demonstrate progress over time. And Hines’ ESG pillars contain the focus areas through which the firm strives to lead the market by attracting and retaining great talent and aligning with progressive investor and client goals.
The strategy leverages the strength of Hines regions to prioritize ESG issues and set goals that are relevant and actionable in their local markets and reflect their resources and product offerings. Each regional CEO has appointed an ESG leader with a passion for the work to drive the ESG strategy and ensure regional goals align with and support firm goals.