Environmental, Social & Governance


A sustainable, environmentally focused approach recognising the responsibility and the opportunity to influence the way buildings are built, sourced, managed, occupied and sold.


As the world’s largest manager of commercial buildings, we take proactive measures to make our properties more environmentally sound. We have adopted a science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target to significantly reduce the emissions generated through our operations and by the properties we manage.

Sustainability Policy

Our Environmental Sustainability Policy outlines our ambition to reduce our environmental impact and drive sustainable real estate practices.

Sustainable achievements

  1. 10+yrs of carbon neutral status.

    CBRE was the first commercial real estate services firm in Australia to achieve a National Carbon Offset Standard certification.
  2. Fostering sustainability experts

    Our team hold accreditations in rating tools such as the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS), Commercial Business Disclosure (CBD) and Green Star.
  3. 100% renewable energy contract

    To counteract greenhouse gas emissions, CBRE committed to a 100% renewable energy contract with Red Energy (the Australian owner and operator of the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme).
  4. Offset 100% of carbon footprint

    In 2020, our investment in renewable energy projects supported reforestation and indigenous initiatives in Australia. This equated to offsetting approximately 396 homes worth of energy annually since 2019.
  5. The largest Green Star Performance portfolio

    Launched by the Green Building Councils of Australia and New Zealand to assess and quantify the sustainability impact of buildings through a ratings system.
  6. 1st real estate firm in Au WELL Certified ™ gold

    The WELL Building Standard—a rating tool administered by the International WELL Building Institute pbc™—promotes health and wellbeing within the design of a building and is also part of our offering.

ESG Services

Our sustainability approach translates our clients commitments into practical workplace solutions that reduce impact, regenerate natural resources, and inclusively provide for the future.


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