News 9th June 2021 Building Consultancy

BBP & MAP launch Responsible Property Management Toolkit

Workman is pleased to support the Responsible Property Management Toolkit (RPMT), launched today by the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) and Managing Agents Partnership (MAP). It’s a comprehensive guide, which will play a vital role in upskilling Asset, Facilities and Property Managers on what best practice responsible property management involves – and how to deliver it.

Designed to support the implementation of responsible property management across investment portfolios, the Toolkit has been developed for the industry by the industry, with extensive input from 30 sustainability practitioners from 15 of the UKs leading commercial real estate companies, including Workman LLP.

Vicky Cotton, ESG Director at Workman, said:

“Updating the Toolkit has been a work in progress now for several years, such is the scale of the task, but I am confident that this now provides the basis to raise the bar in terms of ESG and Responsible Property Management in order for our industry to play it’s vital part in meeting the challenge of the climate emergency that we face.

“At Workman, these standards are already embedded in everything we do. Our involvement in the development of the Toolkit enabled us to share our expertise for the benefit of the property management industry, in the hope that property owners and managers put this guidance at the heart of their approach.”

The Responsible Property Management Toolkit contains more than 50 guidance notes across 13 key sustainability topics, including downloadable checklists and practical ‘how to’ advice. Alongside this, the Toolkit connects readers to a wealth of industry resources and case studies spanning environmental, social and wellbeing issues. The RPMT has been designed specifically for Asset Managers, Property Managers and Facilities Managers, whose responsibilities are clearly aligned with the purpose of embedding sustainability within the whole process of property management.

The Toolkit, which clearly identifies the roles and responsibilities of asset managers, property managers and facilities managers for delivering responsible property management, covers 13 key issues and is freely available to the industry here: RESPONSIBLE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT TOOLKIT | Better Buildings Partnership.

Sarah Ratcliffe, CEO of the Better Buildings Partnership, said:

“The management of buildings plays a vital role in securing sustainability outcomes and this Toolkit provides a much needed, practical, resource to help guide and support action. We encourage property owners and managers alike to use the Toolkit and embed this guidance in the management of their portfolios.”

With added functionality allowing users to contribute content, the BBP is calling on the wider sector to contribute to the Toolkit by providing case studies and signposting other resources so that it continues to reflect evolving standards and best practice.


For more information on how Workman is applying the RESPONSIBLE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT TOOLKIT | Better Buildings Partnership please contact Vicky Cotton, ESG Director, Workman.


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