Past Initiatives

Global Reporting Initiative - Construction & Real Estate Sector Supplement has been represented on the GRI's Construction & Real Estate Sector Supplement. GRI, supported by Jones Lang LaSalle, has worked with construction and real estate companies and their stakeholders to create sector specific commentary on the G4 Guidelines and additional construction and real estate sector specific performance indicators. This guidance for the construction and real estate sector, has been integrated into the GRI sustainability reporting framework, has been developed by an international, multi-stakeholder Working Group using a consensus seeking process. The construction and real estate companies and stakeholder organizations represented on the Working Group included:

REALpac, Alstria REIT-AG, Arup, British Property Federation, Cebu Holdings, Citycon, Hermes, Hindustan Construction Company Limited, Landcom, Lendlease, Oxford Properties Group, ProLogis, and UK Green Building Council; APG All Pensions Group, Bloomberg, Building and Wood Workers' International, Centre for Science and Environment New Dehli, CERES, Engineers against Poverty, ILO, The Energy and Resource Institute, UNEP, University of Arizona and University of Melbourne.



United Nations Environment Program Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP SBCI) has worked with the UNEP SBCI. The first challenge SBCI proposed its members to address was that of energy efficiency and CO2 emissions from buildings. By working on the development of baselines for the sector on this issue, the SBCI has contributed to developing a common and well-understood approach, which has, through the implementation of pilot projects and interactions with the other stakeholders (public, governmental, financial and international), has aimed to influence the way the sector is contributing to sustainable development.

The mandate of UNEP's Division of Technology, Industry and Economics is to encourage decision makers in industry and government to develop and implement policies, strategies and practices that are cleaner, safer and make efficient use of natural resources. The buildings and construction sector is one of the key sectors for sustainable development, both in terms of the important benefits it contributes to society and the considerable negative impacts it may cause if appropriate considerations are not given to the entire life span of buildings. This Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (SBCI), hosted by UNEP, aims at realizing the full benefit from sustainable development to society and to the sector itself.


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