Sustainability is at the heart of all that we do. By harnessing our experience we set new standards for sustainability, creating cleaner greener spaces for everyone to enjoy.
We have an overarching commitment to positive environmental and social impact through our activities.
Our Guiding ESG Principles:
To provide sustainable real estate
We will aim for high sustainability standards which seek to minimise carbon emissions and ensure our properties defend value and are future proofed from climate‐related risks.
To create social value in the communities in which we invest
We will support the local communities in which we operate by ensuring our neighbourhoods positively address local community needs and wider social issues.
To lead on governance and performance disclosure
We will quantify and verify the environmental and social impacts of our assets, review progress against our objectives and targets, and report our ESG performance to our Investors, giving confidence that their investment is being managed in a responsible manner.
What is SFDR?
The European Commission have an ambitious agenda to promote sustainable investment across the EU and have developed several regulatory and policy initiatives that cover real estate investing. The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is one of the most significant of these initiatives.
The aim of SFDR is to provide transparency in how investment managers consider sustainability risks in their investment decision making and principle adverse impacts of the investments under management. It does so by imposing certain disclosure obligations on investment managers:
- At the ‘entity level’ i.e. the manager itself
- At the ‘product level’ i.e. at fund level
In line with our SFDR disclosure obligations, we will soon make available on this page a number of policies relating to how Ardstone incorporates sustainability into our business.
Note: The SFDR disclosure obligations have not yet been adopted in their final form, and the Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) to the SFDR remain in draft form. We are committed to full transparency and will continue to update this section of our website as further guidance becomes available.
Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
TCFD isn’t about the business’s impact on the climate. It is about the climate’s impact on the business. We are working on a road map to gradually improve Ardstone’s mitigation, adaptation and resilience measures to climate related risks. Our aim is to provide reporting in line with the recommendations of the TCFD by 2023