An ambitious CSR policy at the heart of the strategy

Icade’s CSR policy, in line with its Purpose, is central to the Group’s strategy and management culture. Building on strong governance and regular dialogue with its stakeholders, the policy rests on three pillars, namely environmental, societal and social.

Climate change, destruction of nature, aging of the population, new uses of housing and workspaces, inequalities, digitization… These major trends that are going through our society have a profound impact on our lives.

Flore Jachimowicz

Head of CSR and Innovation

Aware that the city of tomorrow is being built together, Icade is setting up numerous partnerships with its customers, local authorities, architects, start-ups and the academic world.

Aware that the city of tomorrow is being built today and that 80% of residential buildings of 2050 already exist, in 2020 Icade decided to merge its CSR and Innovation teams with the ambition of providing answers to a fundamental question: how to adapt the city of today to the changes of tomorrow through innovatives solutions ?

These choices allow Icade to set ambitious goals and develop practical solutions for energy efficiency, low carbon or mixed use development, while building its vision on more complex subjects such as digital technology, soil protection and biodiversity or sustainable mobility. Thus, innovation makes it possible to develop in an agile way and now the solutions necessary for the essential transformation of our professions or to create new businesses.

Low-carbon by Icade: a carbon path aligned 1.5°C

Following the definition of its Purpose, having a "reduced carbon footprint" ambition, Icade has defined objectives for its 2 business areas aligned with a 1.5°C carbon trajectory validated by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi). This ambition is supported by a 2024-2030 investment program of 145 million euros.

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Our three CSR pillars

Icade’s CSR strategy aims to accommodate new lifestyles and habits, meet local needs, accelerate the low-carbon transition and preservation of resources and develop employee skills, workplace well-being and diversity.

Urban Farm in Aubervilliers

The environmental pillar

Icade is a pioneer of sustainable property development with buildings whose energy consumption, resource requirements and impact on the climate and biodiversity are reduced – guaranteed by the demanding certifications it is awarded.

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Pont de Flandres business park

The societal pillar

Icade supports new practices with solutions that offer users both comfort and quality of life, and also strengthens its local impact with the development of affordable and inclusive housing and community-focused work to help the most vulnerable populations.

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Icade employees in our headquarters.

The social pillar

Icade’s social policy is designed to develop employees’ skills, make the company more appealing, improve the quality of life at work and promote diversity. 

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Best in class CSR & Innovation


Leases with climate criteria, a new way to involve our tenants

In 2022, Icade created a new contract to coordinate its efforts in the fight against climate change with those of its tenants. This partnership include climate objectives in line with the Paris Agreement and rely on the monitoring of an index that assesses both overall environmental performance and the measures implemented. 200,000 sq.m of Icade’s assets are covered by leases with climate criteria.


Committed and supportive employees

Consistent with its Purpose, Icade offers its employees the opportunity to get involved in local initiatives that promote more inclusive communities. Various initiatives encourage them to get involved in associations such as “Rêv'elles” , “Tous en Stage” (enabling students to carry out a week-long internship offering the opportunity to discover four different companies), “La Ligue des Jeunes Talents“ (supporting young people with their professional orientation). Icade also organizes solidarity days in partnership with Unis-Cité to enable its employees to devote time to associations.


The Athletes' Village, an inclusive project with ambitious environmental requirements

Icade is one of the winners, alongside Caisse des Dépôts and CDC Habitat, of the construction project for the athletes' village in Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, intended to accommodate 3,000 athletes from all over the world. This project aims for high environmental performance, with a bioclimatic design of the buildings, a 3,000 m² urban forest, roof gardens and the objective of obtaining the BiodiverCity and E+C- labels. After 2024, this district will be made up of family and student housing, and housing for vulnerable people, but also offices and various business premises...
To find out more, listen to the first episodes of our podcast “La Ville est belle, by Icade”.

Podcast "La Ville est Belle"

In this podcast, "La Ville est Belle", you'll be immersed in a series of audio strolls through the heart of the city. You'll discover, on the ground, those who are working to make cities greener, more economical, more inclusive... those who are working to make cities better places to live, work and live. CSR experts will also be on hand to provide insights as the episodes unfold.

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Daphné Millet

CSR Director