Icade contributes to the development and quality of life of the regions in which it operates and provides desirable places to live and work. To anticipate changes in society and meet the needs of our stakeholders, we develop innovative real estate solutions and services in partnership with them. These solutions provide flexibility, comfort and well-being to their users. We have also contributed by organising local community projects targeting the most vulnerable groups in order to strengthen social interaction where we do business.
Proportion of residential development projects having included measures to improve indoor air quality
The percentage of Commercial Property Investment tenants who take part in a green lease committee
Community involvement is increasingly expected by stakeholders in addition to being one of the Company’s unwavering commitments. For this reason, Icade is stepping up its commitment to local hiring, professional integration, urban diversity, partnerships with local players and those in the social and solidarity-based economy, solidarity and patronage.
Icade Promotion has taken a number of steps to promote access to high-quality and affordable housing. These include a new inclusive housing solution by investing in Domani, a pioneer in shared housing, a partnership with Action Logement aimed at enabling employees to buy their first homes and the creation of “Icade Pierre Pour Tous”, a community land trust. In 2022, this entity became a Corporate Foundation and Icade Promotion aims to sell10% of its new housing developments under a land lease that promotes affordable home ownership by 2026, i.e 600 to 700 homes per year.
In line with its expansion strategy, Icade Santé is helping to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals 3 “Good Health and Well-being” and 10 “Reduced Inequalities” in France and Europe.
Changes in habits and lifestyles have permanently transformed the real estate market. This is evidenced by the continued rise in shared housing and housing that can be easily adapted, digitalisation, the increasing focus on wellness, the growing use of hybrid spaces and mobile working. To face these challenges, Icade constantly expands its range of solutions.
The Commercial Property Investment Division has developed a new generation of workspaces, focused on openness to territories, conducive to meeting and sharing, which stimulate innovation by including new urban and digital solutions.
“Imagin'Office“ offers coworking space solutions adapted to freelancers, growth companies or project teams thanks to modular and customizable workspaces.
“At Home Naturally” solution was designed by Icade Promotion in partnership with architect Nicolas Laisné and is based on two main pillars. The first, “Building with Nature in Mind”, aims to make nature more central to housing design, both to enhance occupants’ wellbeing and help Icade meet its environmental commitments. The second, “Building Homes for Every Need”, embodies the commitments Icade made to provide housing solutions that suit its customers and find new ways to promote home ownership.
The behaviour and habits of tenants in offices and business parks have a strong impact on the environmental performance of buildings. Reducing their consumption and use of natural resources is a main concern for these users. Icade has developed innovative tools for them such as leases with climate criteria: in order to coordinate its efforts in the fight against climate change with those of its tenants, this lease includes climate objectives in line with the Paris Agreement.
Icade makes every effort to improve its responsible procurement policy by involving its suppliers and contractors in its CSR initiatives. In order to make its values and requirements known to them, Icade has implemented a responsible procurement charter for its three business divisions. Icade sought to introduce more stringent requirements and has included CSR criteria in the requests for quotation issued by the Procurement Department specific to each supplier category. In addition, the Office Property Investment Division evaluated all its main service providers based on the criteria set out in this charter and co-developed improvement plans with those which scored below 50/100.
Compliance with the rules of good conduct in terms of business ethics and transparency with our partners are fundamental to Icade.
The Compliance Department works every day to counter the risk of corruption, money laundering and the financing of terrorism. It also ensures the protection of personal data. To accomplish this, robust measures have been put in place. These measures include a Code of Ethics, an anonymous whistleblower system and targeted training.