2022 Key Accomplishments

11.47%

11.47% GHG emissions reduction compared to our baseline year (2018)

2,200 homes

2,200 homes under construction meet or exceed energy efficiency and low-carbon emission building requirements

$7.5 million

$7.5 million committed to trades training through a major gift to the British Columbia Institute of Technology for the Concert Properties Centre for Trades & Technology

170

170 affordable rental housing suites developed in 2023

$4.4 million

Nearly $4.4 million raised through our annual charity golf tournaments for trades training institutions across Canada since 1996

Subsidized housing

Provided subsidized housing, programming and fundraising to support at-risk youth to Youth Without Shelter and Covenant House

55,000-square-foot

Completed the new state-of-the-art 55,000-square-foot Bettie Allard YMCA through an innovative partnership with the City of Coquitlam and the YMCA

DEI-related training

Introduced DEI-related training, policies and programs as part of a multi-year strategy

Homes for refugees

Homes provided to refugees through our partnership with Journey Home Community’s Meanwhile Spaces pilot program

651 rental homes

651 purpose-built rental homes under construction, including 170 affordable rental homes

Whistle Blower Policy

Updated and introduced a number of key policies in the company, including a Whistle Blower Policy

BC Top Employer

Named BC Top Employer two years in a row

We recognize the importance of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, a milestone set by Canada and the international community to combat the worst effects of climate change. We recognize that the pathway to get there is not clear, but we are committed to take action. We are also honoured to have received the BC Top Employer Award for the second year in a row. This award specifically validates our efforts to foster a positive and inclusive workplace where employees feel heard. David Podmore, OBC, Co-Founder, Chair

Our ESG Pillars

Creating the Concert Sustainability Framework

Our comprehensive Sustainability Framework outlines our specific commitments and guides all our business decisions. From outlining our goals to breaking down our short-term objectives into measurable steps, our framework holds us accountable as we tackle all aspects of sustainability. 

Concert Properties Gives Back

We are deeply invested in improving the lives of the people who live and work in our communities. This philosophy extends to our corporate giving program, and we invest in trades training programs and causes focused on housing and the health and welfare of Canadians. We also donate employee time, money and resources to worthy projects and organizations all over Canada.

 

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The people [that work here] care about each other and are truly proud and passionate about Concert Properties and the work we do. We contribute to the community in so many amazing ways. And, there’s a clear, focused effort across the organization on achieving new successes each day without sacrificing our core values. Lawrie Lerner, Vice President, Investments, Toronto
It is quite special to be working for a such a large company that has a lot of heart. Romina Gonzalez, Resident Services Manager, Vancouver
Concert Properties is my community, and because of participation in things like [The Ride to Conquer Cancer], they help me support my larger community. That means the world to me. Katrina Cadesky, Sales Coordinator, Toronto

"At Concert we are trying to demonstrate a model of how a national developer can take serious action on climate change, while also addressing housing affordability and providing healthy stable returns for our investors. These are exciting times and there is lots to do.”

- Dave Ramslie, Vice President, Innovation & Sustainability

Sustainability Goals & Targets

As a company, we weave environmental, social and economic sustainability practices into every level of our business. Where possible, we seek to maximize synergies among these three priorities.

Sustainability Metrics

Operational Carbon Emissions

Reducing carbon pollution is a top priority for Concert. We’re committed to achieving an 80% reduction in our corporate GHG emissions by 2050.

Embodied Carbon Emissions

As we aggressively reduce our buildings’ operational emissions, our focus will shift to tackling the embodied emissions that result from the construction of our buildings. We’re committed to tracking these emissions on every project, and reducing them where possible.

Green Buildings

Whether we’re building new properties with the latest environmental innovations or retrofitting existing properties, reducing GHG emissions and creating healthy spaces in our properties are top priorities.

Waste Diverted

We seek to minimize waste in our business operations and building operations, offering solutions like multi-source recycling programs and innovative construction waste diversion practices.

Health & Social Wellness

Through thoughtful design of facilities, amenities and programming, we foster healthy choices and community connection, enhancing the well-being of our residents.

Inclusion

We want Concert properties to be accessible to everyone. We seek to be equitable and inclusive in all that we do, and to continue creating affordable housing options.

Transportation

We carefully consider walkability scores in neighbourhoods where we develop buildings, and have introduced initiatives to encourage carpooling, cycling, transit and the use of electric vehicles among our staff.

Transparency

We know we have a long way to go. That’s why we feel it’s important to disclose key metrics, such as our annual GHG emissions, so our wider community helps hold us accountable to our goals.

Sustainability Awards

BC Business Business of Good Award

Recognizing BC-based companies with pioneering environmental sustainability initiatives

HUB Bike Friendly Business Award

In celebration of businesses that encouraging employees and customers to bike to work

BOMA Toronto Earth Award

Awarded for our 2010 Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex project

Toronto BILD's Stephen Dupuis Award

Given to Concert in 2020 in recognition of our corporate social responsibility initiatives
 

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