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 business parks awarded the “Parc d’excellence” label
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, local partnerships, community activities and skills sponsorships. We work with local authorities on the ground and have carried out flagship projects such as Pulse in Plaine Commune.
Icade organises community events involving its business park tenants, namely ethical markets in collaboration with local tradespeople, blood donations, workshops on materials reuse, etc.
Changes in habits and lifestyles have permanently transformed the real estate market. This is evidenced by the continued rise in shared housing and housing, 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 to enhance CSR excellence and facilitate business relationships among its business park tenants. For example, Icade offers them various eating areas, shared gardens, ride-sharing solutions and an online platform allowing occupants to participate in business clubs.
With the “At Home Naturally” solution, designed in partnership with architect Nicolas Laisné, Icade Promotion has turned its Purpose into concrete action to respond to these expectations 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. Lastly, Icade Santé is also strongly committed to ensuring quality care for the dependent elderly through the creation of a Quality of Life and CSR Charter. Similarly, Icade has designed an audit to analyse how healthcare facilities operate to help their operators improve the quality of patient care and the well-being of patients and caregivers.
The behaviour and habits of office and business park tenants as well as those of clinic and retirement home operators have a significant impact on buildings’ environmental performance. These users express strong expectations in terms of their ability to manage their consumption and their use of natural resources. Icade works to support them in this through committees, working together to build action plans.
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, risk mapping and targeted training.