Healthcare Activos, continuing with its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible investment, has obtained the Breeam Certification for its Residence in Bilbao-Amézola, becoming the first Residential Center in operation in Spain to achieve this recognition in the category of new construction, which places the Bilbao-Amézola Residence as a benchmark of sustainability within this typology of buildings.
The Breeam Sustainable Construction Certificate is an international method developed by the BRE Global organization in the United Kingdom and allows to measure the degree of environmental sustainability in buildings, evaluating impacts in 10 categories (Management, Health and Well-being, Energy, Transport, Water, Materials, Waste, Ecological land use, Pollution and Innovation) and that includes the different phases of design, construction and use of buildings.
By obtaining this certificate, Healthcare Activos reiterates its firm commitment to the integration of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria in its investment and asset management policies, taking a new step in the process started last month of September 2020 with its incorporation into the United Nations Global Compact, adopting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as the driving force behind its business strategy, and in January 2021 with its adherence as a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI).
The Residential Center will be managed by Grupo Colisée, a company focused on caring for, accompanying and serving the elderly and their families. The company also has a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy oriented towards social and environmental objectives, working to promote positive aging to boost society. Some outstanding goals of the Colisée Group in terms of social responsibility are: to promote the accessibility of residents to technology, the establishment of a care model that values the individual skills of each person, the implementation of measures for energy efficiency, and promote inclusive work.