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sustainability

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sustainability

At Cartus, we recognize that every business has an impact on the environment, intended or not, and we are strongly committed to reducing ours to create a more sustainable future for all. For over 20 years, we have maintained employee-led committees that proactively look for ways to reduce our carbon footprint, educate our employees on conservation activities, and otherwise limit, reduce, or reverse any harmful impact we may have on the environment.

We take our responsibility seriously, which is why we have also created a cross-functional team to carefully research and design an environmental sustainability policy that will have a meaningful impact on emissions reduction while supporting our clients and partners in achieving their own environmental sustainability goals. We understand that protecting the environment is a long-term initiative, and we look to partner with our clients, supply chain partners, and employees to achieve these goals.

Cartus is looking holistically at our entire value chain, building on the progress we’ve already made to reduce our footprint while partnering with and supporting our supplier network to reduce our indirect impact on the environment. We plan to set measurable stretch goals and select a robust reporting framework so that we can keep our clients and key stakeholders updated on our progress, and provide reporting that feeds into our clients’ environmental sustainability requirements. 

Realizing that the world’s natural resources are limited and fragile, Cartus is committed to being a responsible steward of the environment. Acting with purpose and pursuing sustainability goals will position Cartus for long-term growth and a strong future. We believe that our investment in this area will also increase our stakeholder and employee engagement.

leadership commitment

Leadership commitment: founding member of Worldwide ERC®’s inaugural sustainability advisory council.

EcoVadis

global citizenship: ecovadis silver certification

Cartus is accredited in the top 25% of companies evaluated by EcoVadis, a third-party Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) evaluator.

openly engaging on sustainability issues

David Pascoe Cartus Executive

the cartus sustainability value chain

reducing our down-line supply chain impact

As a service provider, Cartus’ direct energy consumption and waste emissions are very minimal. Most consumption is linked to the services our partners deliver, and we contractually require all suppliers to make efforts to ensure sustainable and equitable use of resources without degrading the environment or risking health or safety (including when selecting and evaluating their own suppliers).

Cartus holds every member of our supply chain to the same standards we apply to ourselves, and we continually seek opportunities to partner on important sustainability initiatives with our suppliers.

We also derive synergy and value from being a member of the Anywhere Real Estate family of businesses (formerly Realogy), whose tremendous focus on sustainability offers resources and guidance for our own efforts.

For more background on our parent company’s environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives, download the full report. 

a sustainable commitment to our clients
client commitment
a sustainable commitment to our clients

Cartus works to help our clients achieve their environmental goals through our own initiatives and services, where possible. While we are not in a resource-intensive industry like energy or manufacturing, reducing our environmental impact and carbon footprint is a priority, and we are committed to doing our part within our local communities and around the world. 

Here are some "green" ideas that we have recommended to our clients as they pursue their own sustainability goals: 

  • Encouraging assignees to utilize local "discard and donate" programs in their home country before a move, which supports local communities and reduces the size (and cost) of household goods shipments. This is organized with the assistance of professionals who manage the entire process. In addition to benefiting worthy charities, this program reduces dependence on packing materials and fuel. 

  • Reimbursing the cost of recycling unwanted items before a move—e.g., the cost of renting a vehicle to take goods to a recycling center. 

  • Sharing loads by putting multiple smaller shipments in the same container as appropriate. 

  • Choosing carbon neutral shipping warehouses that utilize geothermal energy and other green technologies. 

  • Eliminating paper forms from our clients’ mobility programs as appropriate, which saves on printing, postage, and storage. 

  • Encouraging the use of hybrid/electric vehicles for employees on assignment whenever possible. Where appropriate, we also help set up bus passes or bicycle allowances instead of a car rental allowance. 

don’t be shy

We’d love to hear more about your organization’s recruitment, retention, and talent mobility goals—and hopefully tell you more about why Cartus is the right partner to help you achieve them.