Sainsbury’s starts national apprenticeship scheme for horticulture and agriculture this month

LONDON, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — Apprentices this month started on the first retailer-led national apprenticeship scheme for horticulture and agriculture. Through the Sainsbury’s scheme, the retailer is offering a City & Guilds accredited Level 2 Diploma which will give the apprentices hands on, practical experience within horticulture suppliers to Sainsbury’s.

Working with Staffline Agriculture, the British Growers Association and EDGE Apprenticeships in Food and Farming, this is the first cohort on the scheme with further cohorts planned for 2015.  Each apprentice has a role at a grower supplying Sainsbury’s and receives classroom training as well as on the job assessment in order to gain their level 2 apprenticeship.

The apprentices began their 20-month-long placement this week with visits to Strawsons and Winchester Growers before starting in varied roles across Sainsbury’s fruit and vegetable suppliers from apples through to mushrooms.

Robert Honeysett, Sainsbury’s Horticultural Manager said: “Food production across Agriculture and Horticulture is becoming ever more important to the UK, our apprenticeship is about bringing talented and dedicated people into our supply chain so we can plan for the future’.

It’s exciting that the apprentices have started this week and we encourage employers and potential apprentices to get in contact if they’re interested in joining subsequent groups.”

Alex Parkinson, Sainsbury’s Horticultural Apprentice said: “I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into my role at Taylorgrown. Sainsbury has created a fantastic opportunity and I’m particularly interested in learning all aspects of the job to give me the experience I need to one day become a farm manager.”

Apprenticeships are an excellent way to develop the next generation of skilled colleagues through a combination of on and off the job training while gaining valuable experience within a role throughout their apprenticeship.

Notes to editors:

Information for Employer

Information for Apprentice

Sainsbury’s Agriculture and Horticulture Apprenticeship is City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture production

Placements are with the following suppliers

  • Cornerways Nursery
  • Monaghan Mushrooms
  • Allpress Farms
  • G’s Fresh
  • AC Goatham & Son
  • New Farm Produce
  • Taylorgrown
  • Vitacress

Register your interest

If you are interested in joining the scheme, or you would like to discuss further, please email: farm.apprenticeships@sainsburys.co.uk

Our scheme partners

Staffline are a national recruitment and training organisation working predominantly in the food manufacturing sector with specialist divisions. With over 600 clients and 30,000 flexible workers located across the UK, Staffline are experts in providing workforces that are consistent or can flex in line with seasonal peaks and troughs.

Staffline Agriculture specialise in recruitment for direct employment and on an agency model within the agriculture and horticulture sector, as well as being a specialist City and Guilds Approved training provider.

Staffline will work with Sainsbury’s and BGA to organise and run the apprenticeship scheme from a logistical perspective and can act as the employer for apprentices under the Apprenticeship Training Agency model.

British Growers Association provides representation, leadership, coordination, expertise and support services for British growers. BGA maintain key relationships with Government departments, working alongside complementary industry Representative and Research bodies.

Along with Staffline, BGA will ensure a consistent national delivery network of the Apprenticeship Scheme is achieved and use their expertise to facilitate year round apprentice employment within the industry. Although BGA primarily represent growers, their knowledge and contacts extend to the livestock industry.

EDGE Apprenticeships in Food & Farming is an industry-led scheme that aims to educate, develop, grow and employ young people, equipping them with the skills they need to succeed.

The scheme was launched in March 2013 and will tackle skills shortages and a widening age gap in the food and farming industries. It has received industry-wide backing and is already successfully matching bright and enthusiastic young people with dynamic and exciting job opportunities.

The programme is led by employers and will help to attract the best young people, organise their training and simplify the process to encourage businesses to get involved and take on an apprentice.

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Sainsbury’s starts national apprenticeship scheme for horticulture and agriculture this month

Sainsbury’s starts national apprenticeship scheme for horticulture and agriculture this month

 

Alliance Boots publishes its Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2013/14 for the year ended 31 March 2014

Nottingham, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — Alliance Boots today has published its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report 2013/14 for the year ended 31 March 2014.

The Group’s expanding global footprint provides opportunities to further its contribution towards a sustainable future. Working within the healthcare industry, Alliance Boots is in a privileged position to help improve the healthcare available to communities around the world by providing medicines, quality products and services, as well as expert advice to people every day.

CSR forms an integral part of Alliance Boots commercial philosophy and is at the heart of its efforts to serve communities with care and commitment. The Group recognises the importance of working in partnership and championing worthwhile causes, such as the fight against cancer. During the year, it has continued to support charitable partnerships, including the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Charitable Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support in the UK, through a wide variety of fundraising activities and volunteering initiatives.

Alliance Boots understands the value that can be created through collaboration between academia and industry, and continues to work with highly regarded academic institutions. Such collaborations help to better inform its business activities, as well as generate benefits within the health and beauty industry for customers and patients.

Ornella Barra, Chairman of the social responsibilities committee, Alliance Boots, comments: “With an increasing presence across many communities around the world, we continue to recognise the importance of ensuring that our business practices are socially, environmentally and economically sustainable across the Group. Working in close partnership with our many stakeholders and inspiring our teams within the field of CSR has enabled us to succeed in becoming a leader within the responsibility agenda.”

As in previous years, this report includes an independent assurance report on the Group’s 2013/14 CSR data, issued by KPMG, which reinforces its established processes and procedures in relation to data capture and accuracy.

The report can be accessed online here: Alliance Boots CSR Report 2013/14

ENDS

Notes to editors:

About Alliance Boots
Alliance Boots is a leading international pharmacy-led health and beauty group delivering a range of products and services to customers. Working in close partnership with manufacturers and pharmacists, we are committed to improving health in the local communities we serve and helping our customers and patients to look and feel their best. Our focus is on growing our two core business activities of: pharmacy-led health and beauty retailing and pharmaceutical wholesaling and distribution, while increasingly developing and internationalising our product brands.

Alliance Boots has a presence in more than 27* countries and employs over 120,000* people. We have pharmacy-led health and beauty retail businesses in 11* countries and operate more than 4,600* health and beauty retail stores, of which more than 4,450* have a pharmacy, with a fast growing online presence. In addition, Alliance Boots has around 600* optical practices, of which around 180* operate on a franchise basis, and hearingcare services in around 430* locations. Our pharmaceutical wholesale businesses deliver over 4.5* billion units each year to more than 180,000* pharmacies, doctors, health centres and hospitals from over 370* distribution centres in 20* countries.

In June 2012, Alliance Boots announced that it had entered into a strategic partnership with Walgreen Co. (Walgreens), the largest drugstore chain in the US. In August 2014, Alliance Boots and Walgreens communicated that they plan to merge in the first quarter of calendar 2015 to create the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise, which will be named Walgreens Boots Alliance.

* Figures are approximations as at 31 March 2014, with the addition of Farmacias Ahumada data at the date of its acquisition on 11 August 2014, and include associates and joint ventures.

For further information, please contact:

Media relations:

Laura Vergani/Katie Johnson, Alliance Boots: +44 (0)207 980 8585
Claire Scicluna, RLM Finsbury: +44 (0)207 251 3801

Investor relations:

Gerald Gradwell, Alliance Boots: +44 (0)207 980 8527 (UK)/+1 646 688 1336 (US)

Sainsbury’s salt research: Nearly half of Brits (42%) don’t monitor their salt intake

LONDON, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — New salt research released today by Sainsbury’s to mark their support of the Government’s Responsibility Deal new salt pledges, shows that nearly half of Brits (42%) don’t monitor their salt intake and fewer than one in 10 (9%) monitor it strictly, while a further 43% don’t know the recommended daily salt intake for an adult.

  • Less than one in three (31%) are sure that salt can represent a health risk
  • 43% of Brits don’t know what the recommended daily salt intake is
  • Monitoring salt intake is seen as less important than monitoring sat fat (41%), sugar (29%), and calories (21%)
  • 1 in 5 (20%) add salt to food at the table

Even though 85% of people believe that the majority of salt intake comes from salt already present in food, only 22% always or regularly check the salt content of food products before choosing with 42% rarely or never bothering at all.

Only 31% are confident that salt poses a health risk and monitoring salt intake is thought less important than saturated fat (41%), sugar (29%) and calories (21%).

To help educate Brits on the importance of salt, the Government is calling upon brands to sign up to Salt Reduction and Out of Home Salt reduction pledge as part of the Responsibility Deal.

Sarah Warby, Marketing Director and Chair of Sainsbury’s Health Steering Group, said “This new research makes clear that it is really important that we help our customers to manage their salt intake within the recommended guidelines. We do this by providing clear front of pack labelling and an ongoing step by step approach to product reformulation to help our customers on the journey to enjoying food with a lower salt content. 95% of our own brand products already meet the government’s 2012 targets and I’m delighted that at Sainsbury’s, we’re able to continue to work with government to help improve the health of the nation.”

Jane Ellison, Public Health Minister said: “We want to help people to improve their health and the evidence shows that too much salt can lead to high blood pressure which can increase the risk of conditions such as heart disease and stroke.

“The World Health Organisation has recognised the UK as being among the world leaders in reducing salt in the diet but we want to go further to help prevent people dying early. The support of the industry, like the commitments given today, is a vital part of this.”

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Albertsons and Safeway Inc. announce new senior leadership team and division leaders for the newly merged company

BOISE, ID and PLEASANTON, CA, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — AB Acquisition LLC (Albertsons) and Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) announced today the new senior leadership team and division leaders  for the combined company that will take effect upon the closing of the proposed merger transaction, which is pending customary regulatory approvals.

“We’re drawing on the strong talent within both companies to build an innovative, customer-focused and growth-driven company,” said Safeway President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Edwards, who will serve as the combined company’s president and CEO.  “We are confident in this team’s ability to build a great company that’s positioned to win over the long term by earning the loyalty of grocery shoppers in every market we serve and delivering superior operational and financial results.”

After regulatory approval and closing of the transaction, the new company will have the following leadership team:

  • Bob Gordon, Executive Vice President & General Counsel
  • Shane Sampson, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Merchandising
  • Andy Scoggin, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Labor Relations, Public Affairs & Government Affairs
  • Jerry Tidwell, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain & Manufacturing
  • Lee Wilson, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer
  • Bob Dimond, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, reporting to Mr. Wilson
  • Justin Ewing, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Real Estate, reporting to Mr. Wilson
  • Barry Libenson, Interim Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, reporting to Mr. Wilson.  Mr. Libenson is expected to be with the new company through March 2015, at which time a successor will be named.
  • Wayne Denningham, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, South Region
  • Justin Dye, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, East Region
  • Kelly Griffith, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, North Region

The new company will be comprised of three regions and 14 retail divisions. The company will keep the focus and financial responsibility at the division level, but take full advantage of the expertise, vision and core capabilities of the corporate team.  The 14 divisions will be supported by corporate offices in Boise, ID, Pleasanton, CA, and Phoenix, AZ.

The division presidents for the new company, who will report to the chief operating officer for their respective regions, will be:

  • Dennis Bassler, Portland Division, North Region
  • Paul McTavish, Denver Division, North Region
  • Susan Morris, Intermountain Division, North Region
  • Tom Schwilke, Northern California Division, North Region
  • Dan Valenzuela, Seattle Division, North Region
  • Shane Dorcheus, Southwest Division, South Region
  • Scott Hays, Southern Division, South Region
  • Sidney Hopper, Houston Division, South Region
  • Lori Raya, Southern California Division, South Region
  • Robert Taylor, United Division, South Region
  • Steve Burnham, Eastern Division, East Region
  • Jim Perkins, Acme Division, East Region
  • Jim Rice, Shaw’s Division, East Region
  • Mike Withers, Jewel-Osco Division, East Region

No banner changes are planned.

“We know the best way to grow our business is to have the highest quality fresh departments, lower prices, clean, well-stocked stores and the best customer service in the market,” said Bob Miller, Albertsons current CEO, who will become Executive Chairman of the combined company upon completion of the transaction.  “Our teams will focus on delivering what customers want locally, and we will give our store teams more flexibility to make decisions that are right for their neighborhoods.  The division teams will have the responsibility to have the right assortment for their markets.”

Safeway shareholders approved the proposed merger agreement on July 25, under which AB Acquisition LLC, an affiliate of Albertsons, will acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway.  The transaction is under review by the Federal Trade Commission and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year, pending FTC approval.

About Safeway Inc.
Safeway Inc., which operates Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, and Carrs stores, is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States with sales of $35.1 billion in 2013. The company operates 1,331 stores in 20 states and the District of Columbia, 13 distribution centers and 19 manufacturing plants, and employs approximately 138,000 employees. The company’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SWY. For more information, please visit www.Safeway.com.

 

About Albertsons
Established in 2006, AB Acquisition LLC (“Albertsons”), which operates ACME, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaws, Star Market and Super Saver, and stores under the United Family of stores, Amigos, Market Street and United Supermarkets, is working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every market it serves. The company is privately owned by Cerberus Capital Management, Kimco Realty Corporation, Klaff Realty, Lubert-Adler Partners, and Schottenstein Stores Corporation, and operates 1,081 stores and 14 distribution centers in 29 states and employs approximately 115,000 associates. For more information, please visit www.Albertsons.com.

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Media Contacts:

Christine Wilcox
christine.wilcox@albertsons.com | 208-395-4163

Brian Dowling

brian.dowling@safeway.com | 925-467-3787

AHOLD REPURCHASED 1,620,299 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 20.83 MILLION BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 15 AND SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 1,620,299 Ahold common shares in the period from September 15, 2014 up to and including September 19, 2014.

The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 12.8563 per share for a total consideration of € 20.83 million. These repurchases were made as part of the € 500 million share buyback program announced on February 28, 2013 as increased by € 1.5 billion to a total amount of € 2 billion announced on June 4, 2013.

The total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 135,849,091 common shares for a total consideration of € 1,765.24 million.

During the share buyback program, Ahold publishes a press release every Monday with a weekly update. Click here to view all the relevant information of these these weekly updates. Separate weekly press releases are available upon request. Please send an email to communications@ahold.com if you would like to receive one or more of these weekly releases.

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The British Retail Consortium responds to proposals on business rates from the Labour Party

LONDON, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has today responded to proposals on business rates from the Labour Party.

Ed Miliband has announced a 1 per cent cut in business rates in 2015 if Labour is in power after the election. The move would involve reversing the inflation-linked increase scheduled for April 2015 and scrapping the planned increase in 2016.

More than 100 companies signed a BRC-coordinated open letter last week warning that business rates are a critical problem that needs to be addressed and pressure is growing on political parties to reform the tax.

Responding to the announcement BRC Director General Helen Dickinson said: “We are heartened that Labour has listened to retailers’ concerns on business rates. As well as leading the debate on fundamental change, the BRC has been strongly encouraging the continuation of an immediate package for retailers to support the high street and it is very welcome to hear it announced.”

“UK business rates are the highest property taxes of any EU country and lead directly to vacant shops and job losses. It is widely agreed that the system is no longer fit for purpose and requires total reform.”

“We look forward to discussing the road to broader reforms with Labour as we draw closer to the election.”

Media Contacts
BRC Press Office 020 7854 8924 / 020 7854 8920 / 07921 605544

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National Grocers Association joins organizations representing employers and employees to launch the More Time for Full-Time initiative

Arlington, VA, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — Today, the National Grocers Association (NGA) joined with several organizations representing hundreds of thousands of employers and tens of millions of employees to launch the More Time for Full-Time initiative.

The initiative, which includes the International Franchise Association, the National Restaurant Association, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the National Retail Federation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Rental Association, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, the National Association of Convenience Stores, the National Grocers Association, and the National Association of Theatre Owners, will highlight the negative impact the 30-hour work week definition in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has on employees and employers, and urges Congress to restore the traditional definition of a full-time employee to 40 hours per week through bipartisan reform. Returning to a traditional 40-hour definition would benefit employees through more hours and income, and employers would gain the ability to focus on growth and expansion instead of restructuring their workforce. NGA is a founding coalition partner of the More Time for Full-Time initiative.

The launch includes a video, which will be featured on the new website moretimeforfulltime.org that highlights the challenges workers and employers face as a result of the 30-hour work week definition.

“Reinstating a 40-hour work week is vital to our members’ businesses and to their goal of providing quality benefits and available hours to their employees,” said Peter J. Larkin, President and CEO of NGA. “Restoring the 40-hour work week allows our members to return their focus to being an employer of choice in the communities they serve.”

NGA members took to Capitol Hill last Wednesday to meet with members of Congress from both chambers on important issues impacting independent grocers, including legislation to reinstate the 40-hour work week.

If you need additional information, please contact Laura Strange at 703-516-8808.

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Klépierre and Steen & Strøm achieved Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark “Green Star” status

PARIS, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — The sustainability performances of Klépierre and Steen & Strøm recognized by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB¹) and by RobecoSAM.²

Klépierre and Steen & Strøm have just achieved GRESB “Green Star” status. Steen & Strøm topped the list of global shopping center operators, becoming Sector Leader, while Klépierre is ranked 4th in this sector in Europe.

Klépierre has also improved its RobecoSAM score by 30% in two years. With a global score of 82/100, Klépierre is once again among the companies listed in the DJSI World and Europe indexes. Out of 120 commercial real estate players worldwide, Klépierre’s performance was ranked second in terms of
environmental actions.

These impressive results reflect and validate the targeted actions undertaken by the Group in recent years, which include:

  • A clear and ambitious redefinition of its priorities via a materiality analysis
  • The adoption of a demanding environmental management system that collects data and tracks the performance of all its shopping centers in more than 140 areas.
  • More than 1.2 million square meters have earned environmental certification/labels
  • More than 50% of its real estate holdings are equipped with automated, real time meters for tracking energy consumption.

The Group’s scores in 2014 attest to the high level of involvement on the part of Management and all employees, as well as the relevance of its strategy in light of the criteria established by the global, benchmark-setting experts.

ABOUT

Klépierre

A leading shopping center property company in Europe, Klépierre combines development, rental, property and asset management skills.

Its portfolio is valued at 14.0 billion euros on June 30, 2014 and essentially comprises large shopping centers in 13 countries of Continental Europe. Klépierre holds a controlling stake in Steen & Strøm (56.1%), Scandinavia’s number one shopping center owner and manager.

Klépierre’s largest shareholders are Simon Property Group (28.9%), world leader in the shopping center industry, and BNP Paribas (21.3%).

Klépierre is a French REIT (SIIC) listed on Euronext ParisTM and is included into the SBF 80, EPRA Euro Zone and GPR 250 indexes. Klépierre is also included in several ethical indexes –DJSI World and Europe, FTSE4Good, STOXX®Global ESG Leaders, Euronext Vigeo France 20 and Eurozone 120 – and is a member of both Ethibel Excellence and Ethibel Pioneer investment registers. Klépierre is also ranked as a Green Star by GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark). These distinctions mark the Group’s commitment to a voluntary sustainable development policy.

For more information, visit our website: www.klepierre.com

Steen & Strøm
Steen & Strøm is the leading developer, owner and manager of integrated shopping centers in Scandinavia. It owns 42 shopping centers in Norway, in Sweden and in Denmark. Steen & Strøm’s main shareholders are Klépierre (56.1%) and ABP Pension Fund.

For more information, visit the website: www.steenstrom.com

CONTACTS
Agence Influences
Souad Djouahra – 01 44 82 67 08 – s.djouahra@agence-influences.fr
Marie-Ange Pyrmée – 01 44 82 74 65 – ma.pyrmee@agence-influences.fr

¹ GRESB is the key benchmark for assessing the environmental performance of real estate portfolios. In 2014, it assessed the sustainability performance of 637 businesses worldwide, including more than 300 in Europe.
² Founded in 1995, RobecoSAM is a specialist in Sustainability Investing. Yearly, it assesses the extra-financial performance of more than 3,000 companies. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), calculated in partnership with the Dow Jones group, lists the top companies in each sector.

Wincor Nixdorf installs the world’s most northerly cash recycling system at the Nord-Norge branch of Norwegian savings bank Sparebank1

Sparebank1 Nord-Norge opts for CINEO

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf has installed the world’s most northerly cash recycling system at the branch of Sparebank1 Nord-Norge, a Norwegian savings bank, on the island of Spitzbergen. The CINEO C4060 supplies banknotes and coins to the 2,100 inhabitants of Longyearbyen and almost 100,000 tourists each year. “It is extremely important for the only cash system in the town to be highly available and reliable,” says Trond Hellstad, Sparebank1 Nord-Norge branch manager on Spitzbergen.

After positive experiences with the reliability of CINEO cash recycling systems at other branches in Norway, Sparebank1 Nord-Norge decided to deploy the system on Spitzbergen too. It was installed in May this year to handle note and coin deposit and dispensing transactions.

Faults are not an option for the bank. It has to be able to rely on the solution. “Our branch staff must be able to rectify note jams, which can be caused by notes of poor quality, quickly and easily”, Trond Hellstad explains. Any service technician needed would have to be flown in, but the plane from Norway comes just three times a week.

The machine is particularly important for supplying cash to the many tourists who, especially in the summer, arrive on cruise liners at Longyearbyen’s port and want to spend money in the town’s stores and restaurants. Local businesses return the notes and coins to the system, which validates them and makes them available again for withdrawal.

Even if a more serious fault occurs, the four employees at the Sparebank1 branch take a do-it-yourself approach as a rule. “Here, we are used to solving problems ourselves,” Mr. Hellstad points out. With some support by phone from Wincor Nixdorf, that has always worked out so far. The hands-on branch manager knows that the system’s easy serviceability makes it ideal for a scenario like this.

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CBRE Group, Inc. listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America

CBRE Recognized for Leadership in Responsible Business Practices

​Los Angeles, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it has earned a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America (DJSI).  This prestigious index recognizes companies that are leaders in adopting responsible business practices that improve the environment and the communities in which they operate.

Dow Jones tracks the economic, environmental and social sustainability performance of the 600 largest North America-based companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index. Of these, approximately the top 25 percent made the DJSI.

CBRE joins the DJSI on September 22, 2014. It is the only commercial real estate services and investment firm included in the index.

“We are very proud to be among the premier companies who earned a spot in the sustainability index,” said Bob Sulentic, CBRE’s president and chief executive officer.  “Being a responsible member of our communities is an integral part of our corporate culture and increasingly important to our success – today and tomorrow.”

CBRE’s Corporate Responsibility program spans six key areas: environmental sustainability; communities and giving; people and culture; ethics and compliance; corporate governance; and health and safety. Earlier this year, CBRE was named a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company by The Ethisphere Institute; recognized among the 2014 Most Valuable Employers For Military®; ranked among Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Companies; and earned an EPA 2014 Energy Star® Partner of The Year Sustained Excellence Award for the seventh consecutive year.

The Company’s 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report is available here.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2013 revenue).  The Company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

For Further Information:

Robert Mcgrath
Director, Sr
T +1 212 9848267
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