Corporate sustainability and responsibility is a strategic priority for Morguard. Sustainability encompasses the risks and organizational responsibilities surrounding our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impacts. Our sustainability program starts from the foundation of providing families and businesses buildings to live and work. We strive to identify and implement innovative initiatives to ensure that our business models and properties contribute to the development of a sustainable society into the future. It takes a community to build a sustainable future. Together, Morguard with its shareholders, clients, tenants and employees are making a difference.
11.4% reduction in energy use and
22.3% reduction in water consumption since 2010
48 BOMA BESt and
10 LEED certified green buildings
35 Best Employers in the Greater Toronto Area
$1.5 million raised for charities that provide shelter to community members in the last decade
- Two GOLD Canada’s Safest Employers Awards for our health and safety programs
Canadian Future 40 Responsible Corporate Leader two years running
2014 Sustainability Highlights
We are proud to report on our 2014 Sustainability Highlights. Our major areas of focus are decreasing energy and water use as well as reducing waste and emissions, obtaining green-building certifications, implementing new policies which support our focus, collecting consistent data to ensure we are meeting our objectives, and developing a company-wide sustainability reporting program to share our achievements. Download a copy of the 2014 Sustainability Highlights.
2014 Sustainability Report
For our full sustainability metrics aligned to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), you can download the 2014 Sustainability Report.
Our 2035 Long-Term Objectives
Our Voice: Advocating for Sustainable Real Estate
We will communicate our sustainability journey with passion, integrity, transparency, and pride. In doing so, we will not only inspire others to join us but we will seek our stakeholders’ support on our continued journey.
Responsible Property Investment: Sustainability Adviser to Our Clients
We will provide the best strategic advice to our clients on both environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors and financial factors. We will create new investment strategies and opportunities that align with our sustainability principles while managing risk effectively and creating lasting, real returns.
Reaching Net Zero: Partnering to Achieve Sustainable Buildings
We will operate our buildings in alignment with our sustainability principles, thereby neutralizing
our environmental impacts. We will achieve this by partnering with our tenants and clients and systematically applying innovative building solutions to reduce our combined environmental footprint.
Sustainable Development: Building and Supporting Our Communities
We will support the communities in which we operate through the construction of sustainable real estate and localized philanthropy. As a real estate developer, we have a significant impact on communities and, therefore, we have a unique responsibility to contribute to their sustainability.
Responsible Employer: Empowering Our People
We will create a culture of respect, inclusion, health, safety, and equal opportunity by removing barriers to employees meeting their needs. We will empower employees to ensure that Morguard retains, engages, and attracts innovative talent that will contribute to the success of our sustainability journey.
Our Sustainable House: Leading by Example
We will set an example in our corporate offices and through our business practices – inspiring our stakeholders to follow our lead. As both a landlord and a tenant, we have a unique ability to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability in our properties. As a corporation, we will demonstrate best practices in responsible governance company-wide.