Knight Frank recognises its role in managing social, economic and environmental issues.
We continually seek to improve our social and economic contribution and minimise negative environmental impacts of our business. Accordingly our Corporate Responsibility strategy is divided into three key areas:
- Environment, how we reduce our impact on the world’s ecosystems and natural resources
- Community, how we support and engage with the communities in which we operate
- Workplace, where we work and how we work
Operating in a business sector which so clearly impacts upon the natural and built environment, we are conscious of our responsibilities towards the community and the environment as well as towards our clients and staff.
We work with developers, planners and local authorities to ensure that environmental protection and amenity improvement are key criteria in any scheme. We encourage clients to consider the full impact of their business operation upon the environment, and to make energy conservation and waste reduction part of their property strategy.
We always strive to be a good neighbour to the surrounding community, and are active in the support of a number of charitable causes. We are proud to support employee volunteering opportunities, pro-bono work and fundraising campaigns. Where possible we encourage and facilitate employee donations, of both their time and money.
We place a high priority upon being a good employer, where diversity is valued and there are equal opportunities. We focus on the exceptional opportunities we give all team members to train and study for professional qualifications and self development, enabling every individual to achieve their career potential. All of this takes place in a safe and secure workplace that is conducive to the health and welfare of employees.
Property Industry Foundation
In 1996, industry leaders formed the Property Industry Foundation to mobilise its resources to assist charitable organisations providing services to youth at risk. The Foundation has grown to become the paramount charity within the property industry.
Knight Frank has proudly been a national Platinum Sponsor of PIF since 1997 with Knight Frank staff also regularly volunteering their time to assist on various PIF committees, sharing their technical expertise and providing hands on assistance with charitable building projects.