Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance
Our approach to integrating ESG considerations in property investments is underpinned by our ESG Policy, ESG Implementation Standards and our guiding principles of creating:
- Exemplary buildings benefitting the environment by striving for maximum carbon reduction and resource efficiency, renewing rather than re-building.
- Happy, healthy and thriving places to live and/or work, breathing new life into tired buildings to support the livelihood of workers, residents and the local community.
- Development that is truly sustainable, conceived in collaboration with the local stakeholders so that it addresses the needs and aspirations of the entire community and delivers better outcomes for all.
As a firm we:
- Are guided by robust governance arrangements and risk management procedures.
- Have a track record of supporting community initiatives and charities e.g., Pathways to Property, Land Aid and XLP.
- Encourage wider female participation and engagement in the industry through mentorship, school talks, participation in industry initiatives. Signed the Real Estate Balance CEO 10 Commitments for Diversity pledge.
- Operate a zero-to landfill office.
- Are committed to become carbon neutral through carbon reduction initiatives, such as procuring renewable electricity for the office from the end of 2021, optimising business travel and carbon offsetting.
- Have signed up to the Considerate Constructor Scheme.
Select ESG Initiatives
Notting Hill Gate Estate
Acquired: Jun 2015
- The core initiative centred on adding office space and repurposing outdated 1960’s office buildings, capitalising on the shortage of modern, energy efficient, grade A office space.
- New floors were added utilising Cross Laminate Timber (CLT) in order to reduce the use of concrete in the construction.
- Very good and Excellent BREEAM ratings achieved for the North and South Blocks.
- The North and South Blocks achieved between Very good and Exceptional scores under the Considerate Construction Scheme.
Midlands Logistics Park
Acquired: Dec 2015
Partly realised: Oct 2018 – Jun 2020
- Development of modern and highly functional ‘big box’ industrial warehouses.
- Renewable electricity generating solar panels were installed together with electric vehicle charging stations.
- Surface water discharge ponds have been created providing valuable new ecological habitats.
- Overall BREEAM rating of Very good and Excellent scores under the Considerate Construction Scheme across the 3 completed units in demonstration of the sustainability benefits of the development during construction and in operation.
Premier Inn, The Cut
Acquired: Apr 2017
Realised: Jul 2020
- Carried out an extensive consultation with the local community, to find the right purpose for the site.
- Revitalised the area by adding a pocket park area, improving local community gardens and re-establishing the historic link between The Cut and Ufford Street.
- Achieved ‘Excellent’ and “Exceptional’ scores under the Considerate Construction Scheme in demonstration of the high standards expected of and delivered by our preferred contractors.
In our everyday work we help shape the built environment around us. We recognise the role and responsibility of the real estate industry not only in shaping the physical world in which we live but also in supporting and sustaining progress of our society and culture. Helping others is of special concern to Frogmore. To that end, we donate to and participate in the activities of charitable; educational and arts based organisations. Examples of initiatives and projects in which we are currently or have recently been involved include:
Frogmore has been a large and long-standing supporter of Willow, the only UK Charity to provide seriously ill young adults with uplifting and unforgettable ‘Special Days’.
In April 2017, following a long line of individual efforts by her colleagues, Frogmore’s Chief Executive successfully completed the London Marathon, raising £155,000 for Willow and thereby providing funding for 125 ‘Special Days’.
Land Aid is the property industry’s charity which supports life-changing services for young people facing homelessness. The charity helps to protect young people on the streets, provide accommodation and training, and tackle the root causes of homelessness. Land Aid awards grants to small to medium sized charities working with the homeless and funds capital projects to provide much-needed accommodation and stimulating spaces for vulnerable young people.
Senior Frogmore representatives actively participate in Land Aid’s Fundraising Committee. Frogmore is a Land Aid Foundation Partner and the firm’s directors and staff often fundraise through participation in Land Aid events.
Pathways to Property
A joint venture between the University of Reading and leading property firms, Pathways to Property is a programme for Year 12 students in UK state schools and colleges who would like to embark on a career in the property sector. At the heart of the programme is a Summer School at which students take part in lectures, seminars, talks and site visits exploring current themes in property such as sustainability, housing issues and regenerating cities. Frogmore supports Pathways to Property, via donation and corporate time, given the firm’s wish to encourage and promote diversity in the real estate industry.
General Support and Contributions to Society
Frogmore donate unit in Stratford Shopping Centre to the charity XLP.
Frogmore’s Asset Management team recently got ‘hands on’ with a former bank in their busy shopping centre at Stratford where, along with centre staff and a team from XLP, they helped to prepare the new community centre for its opening. The facility will be used for young people to drop in and have a safe place to hang out, whilst learning life skills and the building of positive, consistent relationships, goal setting and much more. Find out more in our news section.
Frogmore Supports Article 25’s Annual ’10 x 10′ Fundraising Event
Article 25, whose patron is Lord Norman Foster, is the world’s largest architectural charity.
Frogmore has agreed to be an Event Sponsor for Article 25’s annual fundraising event, ’10 x10 Drawing the City London – The Legacy of Stratford’.
Frogmore Chairman In Allbright Angels
Frogmore Chairman Paul White is amongst the investment angels who have contributed to the first round funding to the upscaling of AllBright, the working women’s collective founded by Debbie Wosskow OBE and Anna Jones.
‘aGenda’ is a photographic series produced by award-winning photographer Matthew Joseph to highlight the effects of unconscious bias in our society. In a series of baby portraits ‘nature versus nurture’ and gender-bias issues are raised, stimulating conversation and inviting viewers to challenge their preconceptions. The cost of mounting the exhibition in August 2017, including printing of exhibition images, venue hire and publicity was covered by Frogmore.
Pro Bono Work – Alzheimer’s Society
In February 2017, some of Frogmore’s asset management team joined with colleagues from GVA’s Property Management Consultancy Team for a volunteering day at The Templeton Centre, Northwood for the Alzheimer’s Society. Throughout the day the team redecorated the residents’ lounge at the centre.
Paul White Awarded MBE
Frogmore’s Chairman, Paul White, was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List “ for charitable services especially to the Willow Foundation”. Paul received his MBE from HRH Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on 24th February 2016.