We are committed to play our part in the property industry through the influence we have in project monitoring for funds and developers, by monitoring the impact our operations have, and the impact of key Client buildings and by increasing awareness and doing our part to drive consumer behavior change.
ESG informs our whole lifecycle approach
With the rise of residential real estate and Build to Rent properties in the UK, we are well versed in all ESG apsects. We support the delivery of great homes, build communities, and put sustainability and regulatory accountability at the core. The UK’s commitment to Carbon NetZero by 2050 is now core to all investment, design, delivery, and operating decisions. Given 52% of global warming comes from property, as a residential real-estate focused company, we are committed to managing and embedding ESG strategies in build, operation design, and retrofitting.
The NetZero commitment is an increasing expectation of consumers. Buildings that don't boast good ESG performance are stranding and don't achieve premium rents, so it is more important than ever to embed ESG strategies full lifecycle. The time for ESG is now!
The World Bank estimates, the real estate sector must reduce CO2 emissions by 36% by 2030 to support staying within the 2°C threshold.
Ringley's Sustainability Strategy & Policy
The United Nation's 2030 agenda for sustainable development has been achieved global recognition and been adopted by all member states. It provides a shared blueprint and sets out 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs); these are an urgent call for action.
Our one planet is home to us all, Ringley’s role is to foster stewardship; we track the 9 Sustainable Development Goals that are relevant to our operations and have embedded these into our sustainability strategy.
As a residentially led real estate business, we strive to be best-in-class; this means a responsible approach in our investment and asset management decisions as well as the sense of stewardship in the communities we create. This ongoing objective is one of the reasons our clients, partners, and staff are attracted to and loyal to us.
Our ESG Strategy formalises how we integrate environmental, social, and governance factors into our investment decisions, asset management strategies, and processes. We work with our investors and other partners to identify ESG opportunities, set targets, and report on progress.
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By resonating the threads of Sustainable 1st, Community 1st, and Accountability 1st in placemaking, we drive performance. Together, these guide us when planning aspirational living spaces and curating communities that foster a sense of stewardship.
Environmental concerns encompass issues such as climate change, greenhouse gases, biodiversity and natural capital and resources such as water usage. Our environmental objective is to set an example that BTR schemes are a positive lifestyle choice that contribute towards the greening agenda.
We focus primarily on.
Reducing energy use
Apply green property management in respect to water, waste, energy consumption, pollution and ecology.
Promote responsible consumption and lifecycle – driving behaviour change
Use of automation, embedding smart technology to reduce energy demand
Increasing building efficiency
Increasing air tightness of buildings and using more passive cooling methods
Effective use of open-space, windows and natural lighting
Choose AAA** appliances, clean energy and monitor carbon footprint
60% of emission reduction requires behavioural change
Utilise on site / near site energy schemes that demonstrate low-carbon generation
Using green tariffs or offset to reduce the balance of carbon
Use of local resources, materials and labour to reduce emissions through travel
52% of emissions come from property and 40% from households
A joined up social value strategy begins with a Boardroom commitment: firstly, to create social value through teams at organisational level, and secondly, to find and champion from the outset, social needs where each asset is located. There is no blanket approach to social value as needs will differ at each location.
Social value is created when we extend the community we build into the wider community beyond the building itself; this also includes inviting the local community in.
Our influence can shape how people work, play and live with one another, and the kind of prosperity that spreads as a consequence.
- Special Offers / discounts
- Local partnerships
- Speakers / Events
- Farmers Markets
- Coffee meets
- Exercise Classes
- Work experience
This is fundamentally about community centric thinking and effecting managing the sites we serve. As a provider of real estate, the obligations we have to customers should be central to how we carry out our work.
- Focus on recruiting local 1st
- Choose partners reflecting our values
- Match fund monies our people raise for charity
In residential real estate, good governance will involve an ESG decision matrix that considers construction methods and materials full life cycle as well as end of life. In addition, regulations and accreditations demonstrate best practice and aid benchmarking and the internationally recognised ISO14001 standard affirms the operator follows best practice. Partnering with Ringley as Asset Manager reduces your ESG cost carry.
Building Accreditations held:
Accreditation is a testament of a developers' effort of working under local, national or global standards and frameworks. They provide a benchmark for builders and a protection mechanism for consumers; while allowing project owners to show their level of quality and aspiration.
The Value of Development Accreditations for Construction – Place Changers
The Ringley strategy for governance focuses on:
Equality and opportunity
Race, gender and sexual orientation equality
Pay at Living Wage – as well as award pay for passing professional exams
Providing foundations to build careers and stewardship in our communities
At Ringley after any prescribed training all our people will receive at least the 'living wage', thereafter we have numerous schemes that support further education and membership of various professional organisations as relevant to each role, as well as pay awards for incremental stages.
Leadership and education:
Mentoring and public speaking – providing expertise and knowledge to residents
Promoting best practices and bringing about positive change / reform for communities and the industry as a whole
Aim to lead as the be the best in class – receiving several innovation awards
Compliance and retention
Helping clients in their own ESG journey and supporting them towards gaining their accreditations.
Retain regulation to FCA, RICS, ARLA and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Work to the spirit of ISO/IEC 27001 – the international standard for managing information security.
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