Environmental commitment

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Environmental commitment

As a leader in the commercial real estate finance industry, Walker & Dunlop recognizes our responsibility to reduce our environmental impact through both our operations and our lending practices.

Our commitment to sustainability starts at home, with:

  • Green financing. As one of the largest Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lenders in the industry, we are actively involved in the Fannie Mae Green Rewards and Freddie Mac Green Advantage programs. Nationwide, in multifamily, office, industrial, retail, and beyond, we help property owners reduce their energy and water consumption
  • Environmentally friendly office practices, such as “bean to cup” coffee machines, compostable coffee cups, branded reusable water bottles, and default double-sided printing on all copy machines
  • Environmentally friendly commuting, including a flexible telecommuting policy, a pre-tax public transit program, a corporate partnership with Waze Carpool, and green commuting contests and rewards
  • Carbon footprint measurement through a third-party consultant adhering to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, a corporate reporting and accounting standard founded by the World Resources Institute and World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Targeted emissions and energy reduction efforts through measuring and setting goals to reduce stationary combustion, purchased electricity, refrigerant use, and waste, as well as employee hotel stays and employee travel by air, rail, rental cars, and commuting
  • Clear governance and accountability from Chairman and CEO, Willy Walker, and General Counsel, Richard Lucas, sets the tone from top leadership to the dedicated Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) committee, comprised of employees at all levels of the company. Oversight and management of ongoing sustainability commitments has a clear governance and accountability structure
  • An employee-led Green Task Force focused on engaging employees in the reduction of resource use, waste, electricity usage, and employee commuting and the reduction of the company’s carbon footprint
  • A company-wide culture that encourages ideas, questions, engagement, and training related to the environmental impact of our business practices

Walker & Dunlop is committed to developing and implementing environmentally conscious practices across all aspects of our business. These standards are just the beginning tenets of our environmental policy, and we will continue to monitor our progress and re-evaluate our goals as we further develop our ESG program.


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