Sustainability

The goal of C.F. Møller Architects is to be at the cutting edge in the sustainable agenda. We aim to provide the most qualified knowledge in the field, and the best advice for our customers.
C. F. Møller Architects was the first major architectural practice in Denmark to have introduced an environmental management system, and was certified in 2009 under the international ISO 14001 standard. This certification documents the practice's active efforts to minimise the environmental effects of all of its processes and services.
For almost 90 years, C.F. Møller Architects has helped to shape the Danish and Nordic welfare societies. We have developed spaces and buildings for hospitals, universities and schools, the public administration, master plans and housing, with a constant focus on social innovation through architecture.
At C.F. Møller, accountability is a part of everyday life, and is integrated into the way we work.

Sustainable solutions

Environmentally-friendly project planning is a systematic working practice that ensures that the environmental impact of construction remains limited. The method makes it possible to incorporate environmental concerns in project planning on an equal footing with consideration of other factors, such as accessibility, time, quality and finances.

C.F. Møller Architects aims to carry out compulsory screening of the sustainability of all new projects as an integral part of the practice's work to motivate each client to incorporate sustainable components in construction.

In 2011 we produced a series of icons to illustrate the most important environmental initiatives we work with in our construction. The icons are used in our communication to show how each project integrates sustainable solutions, for example:

High performance thermal insulation, use of solar shading, photovoltaic cells /solar heating, ventilation with heat recovery, vacuum insulation/thermal break, passive solar design (PSD), paper/flax insulation, energy efficient design and compactness, central heating and/or cooling system extracting ground heat, high insulation values, low energy windows, phase changing materials, green roofs, Life Cycle Assessment, sustainable planning, rainwater harvesting, prefabricated components, energy renovation, LED, noise minimization, wind energy and natural ventilation.

UN Global Compact

As architects, we help to create surroundings for human beings. It is part of our social responsibility as consultants to ensure that these surroundings are sustainable and beneficial for human beings, the environment and society.

By supporting the UN Global Compact, C.F. Møller Architects wishes to send a clear signal to our customers, employees and partners that we take this responsibility seriously. And we wish to continuously remind ourselves that our work with sustainability is a constant process in which we can always improve our performance.

The UN Global Compact is an international initiative started by the UN, with the aim of involving private companies in the search for solutions to some of the enormous social and environmental challenges that have accompanied globalisation. The Global Compact enables companies all over the world to take an active part in the solution of these challenges.

The UN Global Compact itself encompasses ten fundamental principles within the areas of human rights, labour, environment protection and anti-corruption.

We issue an annual Communication on Progress (COP), a public disclosure to our stakeholders on progress made in implementing the ten principles of the UN Global Compact, and in supporting broad UN development goals.

 

COP 2017_FINAL.pdf

CSR policy - Code of Conduct

The need for CSR tools is growing as C.F. Møller Architects increasingly works with international projects.

In 2011, we initiated a development project to become even better at implementing CSR in our daily work. In 2013, we have prepared a comprehensive CSR policy - a Code of Conduct and a number of tools to help us to integrate CSR into our projects.

C.F. Møller Architects' core business is to create long-term surroundings which are sustainable for both people and the environment, and which, in their social, environmental and economic aspects, create maximum benefit and shared value for our most important stakeholders.

It is therefore important that the sustainable elements are included right from the start of the planning process, i.e. that sustainability is integrated into the entire business model.

In relation to the company's main stakeholders, our goals are:
Staff: We wish to attract and retain the best staff by securing a positive professional working environment with flexible working conditions and opportunities for personal and professional development.
The environment: We will continually work to reduce the energy consumption and CO2 footprint of both ourselves and our surroundings by incorporating sustainability into our day-to-day work.
Clients: We wish to attract and retain the best clients by being perceived as a credible, independent and professional partner in relation to our business practices, products and services.

General policy and message in relation to corruption and child labour:
The general policy of C.F. Møller Architects towards corruption is a clear "No".
The general policy of C.F. Møller Architects towards child labour is a qualified "No".

 

Code of Conduct