Corporate Social Responsibility
We believe it is important to give back and to be actively involved in our community. Our people are passionate about helping others, whether through support and involvement with various charities or through volunteering. Not only does this make us a good neighbour but our staff are more fulfilled, engaged and happier people knowing that they are positively contributing to their community – with the full support of the business.
Our nominated charity for 2023 is UCAN. Based in Aberdeen, UCAN has been set up as a charity dedicated to raising awareness of urological cancers, and improving support and quality of life for people and families who are affected. Over the course of the year, we shall be carrying out various fundraising activities in support of the charity together with providing volunteers in support of UCAN events in the local area. Visit UCAN for more information.
Environmental, Social & Governance
There will always be areas of concern within the property industry and the potential impact this can have on local communities; we are fully committed to always finding the most environmentally friendly and ethical working practices. We continue to develop our ESG values - our goal being to have a sustainable and positive impact on any community in which we work.
Environmental – We are growing our in-house Energy Team who not
only monitor our office based environmental policies such as recycling and
waste in the office, but also continue to increase our Energy Services to
clients to assist them in both compliance with energy regulations and carbon footprint reduction related to their occupation of property.
Across our Managed Portfolio, where we are responsible for utilities and waste management, we ensure that we only use 100% green utility tariffs and 'zero to landfill' waste management providers. We also provide multiple recycling streams to suit tenant needs.
Social – We believe the social aspect is key to running any business and will always have the best interests of our people at the very top of our agenda. We continue to invest in staff training and are proud to be IIP Gold Accredited. Our graduate recruitment and internship programme ensures regular additions to our professional team. FG Burnett are proud to be an accredited Living Wage employer and are fully committed to ensuring that our employees are paid fairly.
Governance – As a firm of Chartered Surveyors we are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). We ensure compliance in all the areas in which we operate. We have internal audit regimes in relation to Property Management, Accounts and Valuation work.