By Veena Muthusamy, Manager, Corporate Responsibility
A little more than a year ago, our legacy companies joined to become one powerhouse organization under the iconic Cushman & Wakefield name. Since then, we’ve grown as a responsible partner and have bolstered our commitment to taking every opportunity to deliver exceptional service to our clients.
Sustainability and other corporate responsibilities have always been an important part of our company’s identity, and I’m pleased to say that now global corporate responsibility is truly a pillar of our culture.
This week, Cushman & Wakefield published our inaugural Global Corporate Responsibility Report, part of a Global Corporate Responsibility Program which defines the environmental, social, and governance directives planned for our corporate operations. Both the program and the report move Cushman & Wakefield decisively forward as a market leader in sustainable internal and client-focused management practices. We are now even better-equipped to help our clients meet their sustainability and other responsibility goals for their real estate.
The report summarizes our progress in areas including environmental sustainability and energy management, governance, health and safety, ethics, procurement, diversity, Veterans’ support, community involvement, and other areas of business and life critical to well-being. Our leadership believes our long-term success will be affected by how well these corporate responsibilities factor into our service to clients, employees, and communities.
As Brett White says, “While Cushman & Wakefield has a strong foundation in the stellar reputations of its legacy companies, upholding the highest ethical standards by employees, suppliers, agents, business partners, and consultants is one of our most important commitments across the globe.”
Please click here to access the report and understand the way Cushman & Wakefield is creating a positive impact on our clients, employees and their families, local and global communities, and the natural environment—as well as the way we’re capturing our progress.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions about the report or the program. We encourage feedback about our first edition, and look forward to continued growth as a firm in this area.
As the Manager of Corporate Responsibility, Veena Muthusamy develops and administers the environmental, social, and governance directives that contribute to Cushman & Wakefield’s position as a market leader. She combines her experience of environmental policy, carbon reporting, and corporate sustainability to drive the firm’s positive impact on the global community.