Sustainability Services

Sonae Sierra has been designing sustainability services for our clients, for over 20 years. We are an early pioneer in integrating sustainability within the real estate business. Over the years, we have built a solid reputation upon our substantial experience in applying state-of-the-art solutions to our real estate assets.

Highly recognized by both our partners and clients, when developing sustainable real estate, we provide world-class sustainability services including sustainability legal and risk assessments, the design and implementation of a proper ESG Strategy, as well as portfolio and benchmark reporting.

Our teams offer a holistic and integrated approach and provide sustainability services that are capable of covering the entire lifecycle of the asset. From assessing and mitigating risks to the design and implementation of the best strategies according to our client’s needs, they offer a comprehensive range of solutions.

Why is sustainability important?

Our sustainability services are designed and provided in accordance to the client’s objectives of cost optimisation and business compliance. A sustainability foresight is also provided, so as to better prepare for the future.

These services also span over different dimensions, from energy, emissions, resources and materials, to mobility, well-being, health and safety, and community and human resources.

Why is Sonae Sierra your partner of choice for sustainability services?

We provide our clients sustainability services, with our teams offering a holistic approach to address sustainability risks and opportunities.

When integrating sustainability into the building process, either developing a new project, during its refurbishment or expansion, or when managing a building, different solutions can be adopted. Our sustainability services help you prioritise options and protect building vulnerabilities.

The best approach to sustainability takes into account not only the client’s objectives but also the characteristics of the project or building, as well as the environmental and social challenges it might be facing.

Whichever the case, quality sustainability services require a broader view of the aspects pertaining to safety, health and environment across the building life cycle should be taken, and the sooner the factors are addressed, the better.

Sonae Sierra works in diverse geographic areas and boasts a world-wide network of expertise. Our teams work closely with our clients to solve complex sustainability challenges, offering to every project pragmatic solutions aligned to their ESG agenda.

By working with our multidisciplinary teams, we assure you a sustainability foresight, cost optimisation, and business compliance. When acquiring our sustainability services, our clients reach their goals, reduce the environmental impact of their activities, and future-proof their operating assets, revealing their true sustainable value.

In other words, they achieve the established definition for sustainability, meeting the “present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”



To clients aiming to achieve compliance and effective risk management practices:


  • Support with licensing in development project
  • Assess safety, health and environmental legal compliance at the local, national and international level


  • Develop socioeconomic impact studies
  • Undertake due diligence to assess safety, health and environmental gaps to evaluate risks and opportunities
  • Carry out a risk assessment and draw up a mitigation plan for the following areas: climate change and its financial and technological implications, fire and safety, health and environmental risks
  • Develop environmental impact studies

  • Design and building phase
  • Operating phase
  • Both phases



For clients who wish to optimize costs in order to drive investment, these are the services we offer:


  • Sustainable building design
  • Safety, health and environment management system during construction works


  • Benchmark energy and water consumption
  • Devise energy and water efficiency programmes
  • Design and implement management systems to address operational control
  • Develop a waste management plan



For clients looking for the best pathway and tools to unleash their sustainable value in real estate assets:


  • Pinpoint environmental and social challenges and opportunities specifically related to your business strategy through a materiality assessment
  • Carry out stakeholder mapping and assessment and draw up an engagement strategy
  • Develop an ESG strategy for your asset, or portfolio of assets, to leverage your business strategy


  • Develop a climate change strategy towards the implementation of a net zero energy building
  • Assess the carbon footprint
  • Develop a carbon footprint optimisation plan


  • Achieve Green Building Certifications such as BREEAM and LEED
  • Achieve Healthy Building Certifications such as WELL
  • Achieve Safety, Health and Environment Management System certifications such as OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001


  • Carry out external benchmarks, including GRESB Assessment
  • Assess and improve ESG reporting

Contact Us - Elsa Monteiro - Head of Sustainability

Elsa Monteiro Head of Sustainability

Contact Us - Daniel Santos - Sustainability Business Development

Daniel Santos Sustainability Business Development

Would you like to find out more about our Sustainability Services?

Contact us, our team is happy to help you!