Both USS and our Property managers consider ESG issues to be extremely important, hence monthly meetings are held where such issues are discussed, actioned and resolved.
We operate an active ESG post-acquisition programme whereby the asset's waste, water and energy consumption (if there are common parts) are monitored. An action plan is put in place to address any potential improvements raised during the due diligence process.
The asset is also immediately monitored for Health and Safety purposes by our Property Managers. This includes ensuring all Health and Safety compliance requirements are being adhered to.
We also look at what socio-economic, biodiversity and community initiatives the asset can support e.g. supporting local charities and installing bug hotels.