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Creating outstanding communities for the upcoming generations

Bopro wants to exceed the market standards. We want to create a better world by realizing BO-PROjects.

BO-PROjects are

  • more than bricks and mortar
  • places where people love to live, work and play
  • places that enhances the quality of life for all stakeholders
  • long term projects on all levels of the real estate lifecylce

 

Together with our customers – from both the public and private sectors – we’re able to realize BO-PROjects, which are financially and socially feasible future-proof real estate projects. We can guide our customers through the entire real estate life cycle. This includes our advice regarding development, co-creation and sustainability, as well as project, process and property management.

During a three-day internal brainstorming session – at the end of 2016 –  we redefined Bopro’s services, our contribution within the real estate sector regarding the upcoming generation.

Inspired on the beehive, we used the most stable structure in nature – the hexagon – to represent the services we provide during the different stages of the life cycle of the Real Estate objects. We tend to a hybrid structure where Bopro as a service provider is willing to invest capital in projects in order to achieve its ambitious CSR objectives.

As a recognized RICS company (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), Bopro guarantees professionalism and thanks to our daily experience in the real estate sector and permanent training, we stay extremely vigilant for the rapid developments and innovations that are inherent in this industry.

Our targets

“Bopro wants to achieve projects that are sustainable and in doing so, we do not want to have any negative impact on the environment or people. Bopro wants to create buildings whose sustainable performance is better than what the market has to offer.

Real estate projects cannot always be seen separately from their surroundings. A sustainable real estate project takes into account the social, economic and ecological context in which it is developed. There is more to creating buildings than simply piling up building materials, it is all about developing functions in the space so that we can live, learn, work and relax in a pleasant way there.

In time, we only want to achieve projects that will have a positive impact on their surroundings. From “doing good things” to “being good”.

To this end, Bopro wants to meet the following targets by 2020:

  • Draw up a marketing approach that aims to convince as many clients as possible to achieve sustainable projects. By quantifying the positive effects of sustainable building, we want to draw up a concrete business case for every client that shows that in time they will be better off with a sustainable building than with a classic one.
    On the one hand we want to achieve high-performance buildings in-house and on the other hand we want to assist our clients to do so in their developments. We want to do this by intervening in the development process as quickly as possible to determine the strategic targets that lead to a system improvement. In the second instance – and only if a systematic approach does not work – we will try as far as possible to introduce incremental improvements in the client’s existing process.
  • Create a framework against which new projects can be tested, to determine whether they fit within our strategy. In the second instance, Bopro can on the basis of this test determine whether it wishes to execute the project. Every year, achieve g. 10% more turnover with projects that according to this test framework fit within our strategy. Within the context of the developments, Bopro can use this framework to decide whether a client can move to a certain site or building.
  • To satisfy the digitisation of our society, to strive for higher efficiency and offer our clients the same level of quality in a more consistent way, starting in 2018 we want to execute all our projects in accordance with the BIM method. As of 2018 a team will be appointed to outline the BIM structure for Bopro step by step and implement it. The BIM method will also simplify the introduction of the principles of circular construction, such as creating a materials passport for the buildings.
  • In this evolution, Bopro wants to take into account the social consequences of the digitisation and automation of repetitive work. It will investigate these consequences and where an impact is possible will take compensating measures, such as learning and training new skills and competencies.
  • As far as possible integrate the principles of the circular economy in projects both with regard to programming (the intended use of the buildings and services), the construction and operation of the buildings. By 2020 the foundation must be created that makes it possible for Bopro to evolve into a circular company. Bopro furthermore wants to become market leader in offering circular services in the real estate sector and by 2020 at the latest wants to develop an ecosystem that comprises the entire supply chain of a circular development: the technical aspects, the legal and financial elements, the socio-economic dimensions, the marketing and communication. To this end we will evaluate and create smart partnerships as of 2018.
  • As far as possible achieve CO2 positive buildings, that have a positive impact on the climate, that counter the further degradation of air quality and have a positive impact on the wellbeing of people inside and outside the building.

ISO 9001 en ISO 14001

Bopro boasts a quality management system and an environmental management system in accordance with ISO standards. We recognize the importance of delivering services consistently, services that meet customer expectations and limit environmental impact. Thanks to an effective application and continuous improvement of our processes, we strive for maximum customer satisfaction. That way, we can build select professional relationships.

On May 30, 2017 an external follow-up audit took place in Ghent to measure the status of the implementation of the renewed & adapted ISO norms 2015 and to check the actual procedures according to the ancient norms. The audit went well. There were no major remarks and our certificates were prolonged until the end of the year 2017.

The transformation of our existing quality and environmental management system is in progress. We are following the scheme below in collaboration with all Bopro employees as prescribed by the new norms. Both management systems and the CSR policy will be aligned in the new system. Our ISO 9001 certificate as well as our ISO 14001 certificate will be renewed in December 2017.