Sustainability

We believe that strategies for sustainable real estate investments and long-term returns are directly related. Our company policy therefore focuses on increasing the value of our investments for our investors and landlords and ensuring that our funds will be able to generate an appropriate return in future.

We strive to make sure that everything we do benefits future generations.

Daniel Brüllmann
Head of Real Estate Switzerland

At a time of climate change and steadily tightening regulation we see a need for strategically based sustainability management.

Based on the Brundtland definition of sustainability, we organize our activities so we are already thinking today about tomorrow and about future generations. By anchoring sustainability at a normative, strategic and operational level, it plays a key role in all our decisions – regardless of whether in relation to the properties, the funds or the further development of the organization.

Environmental responsibility

We protect and preserve our environment by acting in a way that is environmentally friendly. Our sustainability strategy concentrates on making careful use of resources and expanding renewable energies. We have already implemented selected projects in this area. We measure our progress using sustainability scorecards and consistent targets out to 2025.

Environmental responsibility

Our sustainability is helping to make our real estate portfolio fit for the future and creating long-term value. We concentrate on good locations, optimized lifecycle costs and building structures that are in long-term demand.

Social responsibility

As a company we impinge on peoples’ lives every day: investors, contractors, tenants and employees. We are therefore particularly aware of our social responsibility.

Sustainability goal matrix

Since 2012, we have implemented a sustainabilitystrategy featuring ten strategic sustainability targets encompassing not only environmental, but also economic and social aspects. This integrated approach enables us to align financial targets with environmental issues and social challenges.

Grossmatte, Lucerne

Built in accordance with the criteria for a 2000-watt society. Certified with Lucerne’s first 2000-watt label.

Ilôt Sud, Morges
Grossmatte, Lucerne

Video including Ilôt Sud in Morges (UBS «Foncipars») and Grossmatte in Lucerne (UBS AST Real Estate Switzerland)

GRESB is a global sustainability platform for real estate. It evaluates and compares the annual performance of real estate investment vehicles based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. Every year GRESB reviews participants’ energy and resource efficiency and sustainability strategy and monitoring measures. GRESB has certified the extraordinary performance of the sustainability strategy of Real Estate Switzerland, which is implemented equally by all eight real estate products. All products have Real Estate Switzerland have been awarded Green Stars.

  • In 2019 six of the eight products have the highest award of five Green Stars, while the other two were close behind with four green Stars
  • UBS «Anfos»: Ranked first in peer group Residential in Switzerland and highest overall GRESB score in Switzerland
  • UBS Direct Urban: Ranked first in peer group Diversified in Switzerland

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UBS «Anfos»

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UBS «Sima»

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UBS «Foncipars»

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UBS «Swissreal»

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UBS Direct Urban

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*****

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UBS Direct Residential

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*****

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UBS AST-IS

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*****

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UBS AST-KIS

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Reporting and publications

Real Estate Switzerland breaks new ground in communications about sustainability. Real Estate Switzerland’s comprehensive sustainability report meets the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a framework for transparent sustainability reporting (www.globalreporting.org). In addition to the sustainability report from Real Estate Switzerland the individual real estate funds also publish separate annual sustainability reports covering their respective financial years.

General publications

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