Country for PR: United Kingdom
Contributor: PR Newswire Europe
Monday, October 24 2022 - 21:09
The journey to sustainable buildings: Real Estate and FM professionals share key drivers for investing in ESG technology
NIJMEGEN, Netherlands, October 24, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

With the introduction of new environmental, social and governance (ESG) 
regulations in many countries, including the UK, the US and across the EU, ESG 
commitments are now a priority for most business executives. However, many are 
still at the first stage of their ESG journey, just starting to make the 
necessary changes to meet what is now expected. Planon 
paign=uk-press-release-the-journey-to-sustainable-buildings] conducted research 
into the ESG activities of hundreds of Real Estate investors, building owners 
and occupiers, as well as Facility Service providers. The report reveals what 
these businesses need to further build their ESG approach.

'ESG is a complex topic, and businesses need guidance on transforming data into 
insights so they can make proper decisions,' says Pierre Guelen, Planon CEO and 
founder. 'We see that 53% of businesses have defined ESG commitment targets but 
only 33% have an ESG performance governance plan in place. In addition, four in 
ten service providers have been asked for an ESG proposal by their customers. 
Companies are not only looking for ways to capture and track data to improve 
transparency; they are also looking for 'smart solutions' that will help to 
identify areas in which they can improve their performance.'

Planon conducted research into the ESG work of 605 Real Estate investors, 
building owners and occupiers, and Facility Service providers. The company 
looked at where these businesses stand, what ESG initiatives they currently 
have in place and how they perform against the ESG targets set. This includes a 
look into the future targets and further development of new ESG frameworks.

The report also explores the importance of workplace technology, what features 
are currently in place and which new ones are needed to help achieve ESG 
targets - outlining the role smart technology is playing now and in the future. 
The research took place in Q2 2022 with respondents from 12 countries in 
Europe, and North America.

A free copy of the Planon ESG Research report is available here 

SOURCE: Planon