We are committed to responsible and sustainable business practices.

At CBRE we take the impact we have on our clients, suppliers, employees, communities and stakeholders seriously. It is our goal to be as widely recognised for the way we do business as we are for the quality of the real estate services we provide.

We focus our attention on the areas where we believe we can make the greatest impact:

  • helping mitigate the impact of the built environment on climate change;
  • using our talent, energy and resources to improve the quality of our communities and the lives of others; 
  • and helping our people to reach their full potential while providing a safe and ethical workplace.



Corporate Responsibility Report

2017 CR Report Sharing the Responsibility—2017 Corporate Responsibility Report highlights CBRE’s many accomplishments as a leader in responsible business practices within the commercial real estate industry. The report was produced in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core option and includes the company’s progress toward implementing the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact. The report also contains disclosures recommended in the Real Estate Services Sustainability Accounting Standard that was developed by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

CBRE has been producing a corporate responsibility report annually since 2007. Archived reports may be found here.


Communities and Giving

CBRE announces new UK charity partner

CBRE has announced a two-year partnership with UK charity, Action for Children after the charity was successfully chosen through the company’s UK staff vote.

CBRE and Plan International

Halfway through our life-changing Safer Cities project in Nairobi, our Corporate Responsibility Manager, Lucy Aldrich-Smith, shares an example of how the money you have donated is being used to make a difference to hundreds of girls lives.

3 years with Shelter

In February 2015, CBRE UK staff chose Shelter to be our first one team charity partner. We committed to raising £250K over two years to help as many people facing poor hosing and homelessness as we could.

Events in our community

With Advantage Comes Responsibility

CBRE continues to build on our foundation of responsible business pillars. Explore our areas of focus below.

People and Culture

Our employee journey starts with our RISE values—Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence. These are at the heart of our business and serve as the foundation for ensuring CBRE is a great place to work.

Health and Safety

We are recognised internationally for our commitment to the protection of our employees, clients and communities.


We have a heightened focus on our opportunity to use our multi-billion-dollar global supply chain to promote sustainable business practices.

Ethics and Compliance

We consistently strive to raise the industry standard for ethics and compliance. Building a business fit for the future starts with a sound ethical foundation.

Our Policies

Our rigorous governance structure ensures we can serve our clients, shareholders and employees with integrity.

Environmental Sustainability

We have both a responsibility and an opportunity to minimise environmental impact by influencing the way buildings are built, sourced, managed, occupied and sold.


Find out more about the services we offer.

Global environment

Find out more about our global environmental programme.

Environmental policy

Find out more about our environmental policy.