Since 1998, The Ethical Property Company has grown from two people with a vision to family of five companies and one charity, operating in four countries and employing over 100 people. Built around strong management, values, transparency and a firm conviction that it is possible to make money whilst doing good, we have worked hard to ensure that our values remain as strong today as they were in 1998.
- Equity and fairness – through the provision of property we support organisations that are striving to create a more equal and just society
- Sustainability – we support physical and social structures that lead to a sustainable lifestyle with a positive environmental impact that uses only our fair share of the planet’s resources
- Responsibility – every decision we make will take account of financial, environmental and social impacts
- Collaboration and partnership – we believe that the world’s problems are better solved by people working together rather than alone
- Learning – we will implement a process of continual learning, with regular evaluations of our services and practices to ensure we constantly evolve the way we do business with the aim of ensuring best practice.
With the above in mind, we created The Ethical Property Company Quintessentials - five core principles of governance and management which apply to all Companies within the Ethical Property Family.
- The Triple Bottom Line – investment in The Ethical Property Company offers investors a financial, social and environmental return
- Ethical client criteria – property and services are provided to organisations that meet the Ethical criteria
- Ethical management – The Ethical Property Company manages its business in a way that demonstrates its ethicality
- Ethical governance – The Ethical Property Company maintains a high standard of governance, transparency and honesty in their business, and has governance procedures in place which safeguard its ethicality
- Transparent reporting – The Ethical Property Company’s social, environmental and financial performance is reported clearly, openly and honestly to stakeholders.
Who should we rent our properties to? How do we balance social, environmental and financial returns? What are the principles of good governance for an ethical business? How much time should we dedicate to social auditing and reporting? It is questions such as these that our Quintessentials are designed to answer.