At Vantage we understand the necessity of sustainable business and are always looking for ways to take our efforts to the next level
No matter where we are or what we do, our impact on the environment is always at the forefront of our minds. We work hard as a team to ensure that every decision we make is conscious and careful, as the impact we have is important to us. As an advisory industry, we need to stop thinking about the ‘easy’ option or the ‘way its always been’ to take better consideration of all the possibilities available. We also should consider good quality sustainable materials, which are long-lasting and can be recycled, renewed or responsibly disposed of at the end of their lifecycle.
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has set out a framework last year as a first step to helping deliver net zero carbon across the whole life of a building for the construction and property industry.
The best way to predict the future is to design it
in October 2021 we adopted our very own Honeybee hive, kept on the grounds of the Burghley House Estate in Stamford not far from one of our offices. The idea behind this is to help prevent the decline of the native Honeybee population in Britain; Honeybee’s play a critical role to our environment and are becoming more rare, with some of the lowest numbers on record. Numbers have suffered from the environmental impact of using pesticides and the increasing use of imported, non-native Honeybees.
We think it's important to look forward, make conscious decisions about our next steps and use our experiences to improve ourselves. We are currently working on our B-Impact assessment so we can show just how sustainable we are, and work towards improving it even more. We will endeavour to keep you updated on any new initiatives, events or certifications.
RECYCLE, REPURPOSE, REPAIR, REFLECT
Growth: Maintaining a positive impact within the communities and clients that Vantage serve, inspiring sustainable behaviours.
Clients: Learn about our clients ESG strategies and actively assist in any way we can with all roles we perform.
People: Ensuring we promote healthy workplaces and promote diversity and inclusion within all we do.
Disruption: Achieving net zero by 2025.
Finance: Understand the financial consequences associated with climate risk and real estate to behaviour sustainably.
When it comes to our business, our long-standing reputation is built on trust and integrity. It is what gives our clients, colleagues, suppliers, business partners and investors the confidence to work with us.
Our vision is to be the real estate adviser of choice in the markets we serve. We did not set out to be the biggest, just the best, to achieve this we strive to attract, recruit and retain the best people in property, who go the extra mile for their clients.
At all levels, our staff conduct themselves proudly as representatives of Vantage through our Code of Conduct, addressing their responsibilities for the company, each other, and clients, suppliers, contractors and governments.
Our team are all educated internally to learn about the true benefits of recycling, taught good office practices such as only printing when needed, through to the encouragement of thoughtful internal debates on ESG and sustainable living.
Each member of the team is graded by the other members of the team on a bi annual basis to see how we feel we have all been doing when it comes to sustainability with the best performer, i.e the one who cycles to site or gets the train, never prints work, etc, getting our cavorted "Future Greta" award, this statue of Greta is then theirs to proudly display on their desk for the next six months of the year.
By looking to make ESG and sustainability part of our culture and be a fun process we hope to make a longer term change.