MPC Properties has developed a socially responsible strategy in accordance with ESG goals (Environmental, Social, Governance) in order to achieve the well-being of the wider community in Southeast Europe.
Popularizing Green Construction
As one of the leading real estate companies in the Southeast Europe region, MPC Properties has greatly contributed to the promotion and popularization of green construction for the past 10 years. This is confirmed by the buildings the company holds in its portfolio that obtained the most important world certificates.
UŠĆE Shopping Center is one of the first and largest certified shopping centers in the Balkan region and in Europe. Their Navigator Business complex has been awarded the prestigious LEED Gold Certificate, while the business building UŠĆE Tower Two was designed and built in accordance with the BREEAM standard.
Placing the well-being of its tenants and visitors in the foreground, MPC Properties is also the first company in Serbia that has been awarded the most prestigious “WELL Health-Safety” Certificate for a portfolio of eight business and retail facilities, by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).
MPC’S Green Strategy
In order to implement its green strategy, MPC Properties has developed and plans to further develop a number of green projects:
There are currently 400 m2 of solar power panels with a power of 50 kW, located on the roof of UŠĆE Shopping Center. The energy generated is currently being used to charge electric vehicles in the garage. There is a plan for the installation of additional solar panels across an area of 1,600 m2 with a power supply of 311kW.
MPC Properties plans to install additional solar panels on the roofs of its other shopping centers with a power of 4,300.00 kW, while their annual generation of power should be about 4,921,355.00 kWh. With this power, it will be possible to provide electricity for 900 households. If we assume that the average number of members per household is 2.5, we can conclude that the solar power panels on the roofs of MPC Properties shopping centers will be able to provide a power supply to a settlement of 2,250 residents.
Promoting Green Transportation
MPC Properties promotes alternative means of transportation by supporting the use of green vehicles and providing drivers of electric cars, bicycles, and scooters with adequate parking stations with chargers. This provides comfort and the necessary infrastructure for the users while promoting an eco-friendly lifestyle which indirectly affects the health of the whole community.
There is a total of 400 bicycle parking spaces in the entire MPC Properties network of business facilities and shopping centers, which contributes to cleaner air and a healthier lifestyle. Also, MPC facilities have 46 chargers for electric cars.
UŠĆE Shopping Center is the first shopping center in the Balkans with a BIKEEP smart city parking station with chargers for electric bicycles and scooters. By the end of the year, MPC plans to expand these stations across its other shopping centers.
Maxence Liagre, the CEO of MPC Properties, stated:
By using our innovative and integrated approach to business, our mission is to implement solutions that will upgrade and improve the lives of people who use and visit our properties . We are pioneers on the market when it comes to implementing the ESG strategy in the real estate industry. In the coming period, we will pay special attention to inspire our business partners, employees, and users of our facilities through company projects to join this globally important issue. Our dedication to the well-being of the community can be seen through the numerous certificates we have gained, of which I would like to single out the “WELL Health-Safety” Portfolio Certificate we have been awarded by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).
Dedication to Recycling
MPC Properties pays great attention to recycling and therefore recycles every year 312t of cardboard and 12t of glass.
Also, they convert about 480 m3 of organic matter into valuable fertilizer. MPC plans to purchase food composting machines for waste with a capacity of up to 274 kg/day, for their UŠĆE complex.
Sustainable Green Roof Gardens
Sustainable green roof gardens within the MPC Properties portfolio provide a healthy environment and a perfect place for tenants and visitors to relax. The roof gardens contribute to cleaner air, while supporting biodiversity, and a healthier ecosystem in general.
Currently, MPC owns a green roof on top of Navigator Business Center 1, and it is planning to install a green roof covering an area of 800 m2 on the roof of UŠĆE Shopping Center, which will include an urban vegetable garden that will be irrigated with rainwater.
Simultaneously with the installation of green roofs, beehives were also introduced to the MPC facilities. A total of 5 beehives have been installed on the roof of UŠĆE Shopping Center, 5 beehives on the roof of BEO Shopping Center, and 7 beehives on the roofs of UŠĆE business centers 1 and 2 and the Navigator Business complex.
Bees are among the most crucial members of our ecosystem, responsible for pollinating plants that play a significant part in our food supply. They help control erosion and increase oxygen levels while mitigating carbon dioxide.
Supporting the Community
In addition to its dedication to green projects, MPC Properties is also focused on creating destinations that provide a unique experience for its users. Their focus is on building a strong community gathered around the company’s shopping centers and office buildings, through several socially responsible initiatives and marketing activities, which encourage inclusion, foster diversity, promote loyalty programs, and, in general, care for the community.
Visit the mpcproperties.rs website for more information about their comprehensive ESG strategy.