CTP is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen. In 2014, we launched our new CSR platform focused on three pillars of activity: Education, Environment and Ethics.
Education: we continue to invest into the communities in which we operate, specifically through the investment into and support of educational initiatives which increase the profile of the region as a talent destination. Concretely, we partner with educational institutions such as CEITEC in Brno, in order to position the city of Brno as a world-leading destination for the study of high-tech and material-sciences. We also cooperate with local schools and universities throughout the CTPark Network to match talent coming out of school with job opportunities within our parks. To date, more than 37,000 people are employed by tenants in our parks. Environment: our environmental activities are divided into 3 areas. The first is related to building design and specifications. Since 2013, we have committed to building all new constructions to BREEAM specifications, an international standard governing the energy efficiency and environmental impact of buildings. We are rolling out broad upgrades to our existing properties, particularly in relation to new LED lighting systems, solar panel uplinks and off-grid power systems. The second area relates to the physical environment and landscaping. To date, we have planted more than 20,000 trees in our properties across the network. Together with our long-term landscape architect, we continue to beautify our parks with water features, relaxation zones and wildlife. Thirldy, we are introducing green services and modern eco-friendly modes of transportation to our parks, including charging stations for electric cars and free use of park bicycles for customers. Ethics: we continue our strong tradition of self-regulation and ethical business practices. Although not required, we continue to publish our full, audited company results yearly. Many of our management team take industry leadership positions in organisations such as RICS, Czech Green Building Council and various Chambers of Commerce, with the goal to drive transparency and ethical behaviour in the construction industry.