Knight Frank recognises its role in managing social, economic and environmental issues. We continually seek to improve our social and economic contribution and minimise negative environmental impacts of our business.
We work with developers, planners and local authorities to ensure that environmental protection and amenity improvement are key criteria in any scheme.
We encourage clients to consider the full impact of their business operation upon the environment, and to make energy conservation and waste reduction part of their property strategy.
Accordingly our Corporate Responsibility program, which we call 'Building Foundations", is divided into five key areas:
Charity & Community
How we strive to be a good neighbour to the surrounding community, and are active in the support of a number of charitable causes. We are proud to support employee volunteering opportunities, pro-bono work and fundraising campaigns. Where possible, we encourage and facilitate employee donations, of both their time and money.
Operating in a business sector which so clearly impacts upon the natural and built environment, we are conscious of our responsibilities towards the community and the environment as well as towards our clients and staff. We have highly qualified sustainability professionals who guide our clients towards best-practice sustainability in the property sector.
Governance & Ethics
How we behave as a corporate entity
Our impact within the property industry markets globally
We place a high priority upon being a good employer, where diversity is valued and there are equal opportunities. We focus on the exceptional opportunities we give all team members to train and study for professional qualifications and self development, enabling every individual to achieve their career potential. All of this takes place in a safe and secure workplace that is conducive to the health and welfare of employees.