ASG Homes focuses its goals on sustainability in the broadest possible sense, considering the impact on a local, regional, continental and global level, with a clear awareness of its legacy for future generations. The management team manages the company with the fundamental goal of the organisation's survival, without venturing into speculative activities for the sole purpose of maximising short-term profit.
At ASG Homes we see sustainability, the promoting of a symbiotic relationship with society and the environment, as the guarantee of the long-term viability of the business project,.
ASG Homes cares for its influence in the environment and shares general sustainable criteria such as the responsible use of energy, waste minimization, control of pollution, and rational usage of resources. All of these favour our capacity to reduce environmental risk and its negative financial repercussions.
Our shareholders will receive optimum dividends and growth in the value of their investments within the confines of sustainability, acknowledging: (i) that offering our customers high-quality services at reasonable prices fosters the company’s stability, reputation and sustainable growth; (ii) that high standards in working conditions help the creation and retaining of talent, which in turn is necessary to be able to guarantee the quality product that is the hallmark of ASG Homes’ business model; and (iii) that fostering the cohesion and well-being of the society in which it operates promotes economic progress, demand for its products and the happiness of the people of which it is comprised, something which an end in itself.
ASG Homes will focus its activity on customers that look for a high-quality service that is both responsible and respectful of the society and the environment in which it operates. Clients therefore will be interested in the added value brought by an excellent professional team that, besides meeting their immediate real estate management and development needs, does so in a way that boosts its business prestige and ensures the recognition thereof in both the business sphere and in the communities in which its construction projects are located.
Behaviours that are respectful of the environment will be fostered and promoted internally. To the extent possible the paperless office model will be implemented, encouraging recycling and the separation of waste at the workplace (including some relatively unusual waste items like IT products, aluminium, oil, batteries, etc.) and offering its employees an alternative to travelling to a recycling centre. Energy will likewise be conserved in the office, paying special attention to behaviours such turning unnecessary lights off, switching off electronic equipment around the office during off-hours. And, of course, ASG Homes’ work-life balance policies also contribute to the environment in the form of reduced commuting.
Additionally, ASG Homes’ offices are to be green in a more literal sense, Office plants are encouraged, not just to beautify the workspace and reduce stress and anxiety, but also for their boosting of oxygen levels and removal of pollutants such as carbon dioxide and formaldehyde.
ASG Homes will foster projects that involve gardens or nature, especially planting trees or reforestation using indigenous species.
Furthermore, all of ASG Homes’ projects will be subject to independent sustainability checks since their inception. An outside expert will co-operate in the technical design, with aims to produce buildings with Good (or better) BREEAM qualifications and/or A-grade energy efficiency ratings. Its projects will encourage the use of renewable energies, either for the final product (solar panels, geo-thermal, etc.) or for its users (electric vehicle charging spaces).
The company has established the goal of neutralising its carbon footprint both by using clean energy and reducing direct and indirect emissions, and by offsetting inevitable emissions by increasing biomass. Cooperation with independent carbon sink projects is expected to start in late 2021.
Fostering these values in third parties
When it comes to choosing our collaborators and suppliers, ASG Homes will select those who share its philosophy and maintain a respectful and constructive attitude towards the environment, who optimise the use of natural resources to deliver the best results while keeping raw materials consumption and waste production to a minimum, and who use efficient, new, responsible and non-polluting techniques and materials.
Internal Sustainability Committee
ASG Homes has created a Sustainability Committee in order to detect, recognize and implement advances in technologies, procedures and/or materials that favour sustainability and allow for a more efficient and advanced corporate growth.
The committee has the objective of studying, analysing and, if appropriate, implementing initiatives in different areas:
1.1. Design programs for technological support.
1.2. Design industrialization.
1.3. Efficiency and sustainability.
2. Construction Intelligence
2.1. Gather and share information about Modular Industry in order to articulate ASG Homes’ developments.
2.2. Study advances and contact industrialization companies.
3. Tools and Materials
3.1. Fairs, seminars and symposiums on design and construction.
3.2. New proposals on materials and project management support programs.
3.4. Research and search of new proposals.