Icade Santé has placed CSR at the heart of its growth strategy, convinced that investing and making strong commitments in this area creates value for its stakeholders, in particular for its customers (their residents, patients and employees), its partners, local communities and for its shareholders.

Through dedicated tools and actions, Icade Santé supports its healthcare partners in reducing their environmental footprint, building resilience and strengthening their social contribution.

Defined in 2018, Icade Santé's CSR commitments have been strongly reinforced as part of its new CSR strategy for the 2021-2025 period.

The information presented in this section concerns both Icade Santé and Icade Healthcare Europe.

Elsa Couteaud

Elsa Couteaud

Head of Development & CSR, Icade Santé

“By integrating an environmental and social dimension into all its projects, Icade Santé is making its assets more efficient and resilient and improving the comfort and well-being of patients, residents and staff.”


Our CSR commitments

At a time when the real estate sector is responsible for 25% of greenhouse gas emissions in France, Icade Santé has placed environmental issues at the core of its CSR strategy. Its main objectives include ramping up the transition to a 1.5°C pathway and creating a more efficient and resilient portfolio by adapting its buildings to climate change.

For all new projects over 4,000 sq.m, Icade Santé has committed to obtaining certification that guarantees a minimum level of performance and ensures the construction of buildings with the highest levels of quality and comfort.

To ramp up its low-carbon transition, Icade Santé mesures the carbon and energy performance of its properties and has defined a carbon trajectory* for its french properties with -37% emissions reduction goal by 2030**. It has also committed to obtaining the French government’s E+C- (positive energy and low-carbon) label for pilot projects.

Aware of the need to make its assets more resilient to climate change, Icade Santé is committed to measuring the vulnerability of its assets and investments to the main climate risks**, and to adapting its most exposed facilities by 2030.

Icade Santé is also committed to other topics such as mobility, the circular economy, responsible purchasing, biodiversity, etc.

For example, with regard to biodiversity, Icade Santé finances the restoration and conservation of areas equivalent to those of its new projects: for each m² built, the restoration of 1 m² of biodiversity is financed.

* starting point 2019** being rolled out internationally

Creating a positive social impact is an integral part of Icade Santé’s business. Its investments significantly contribute to ensuring access to essential services.

To illustrate this point, Icade Santé’s facilities in France represent around 20% of the for-profit private sector. With a catchment area serving 36.5 million French people, i.e. half of the country’s population, they recorded almost 2 million stays in 2020. Icade Santé’s nursing homes total over 8,000 beds in France, Germany, Italy and tomorrow in Spain.

While having a positive social impact is intrinsic to its business, Icade Santé also assists its customers in continuously improving occupant quality of life, comfort and well-being in their healthcare facilities.

To this end, Icade Santé drafted a Quality of Life in Nursing Homes Charter in 2019. This Charter includes an internal framework encompassing over 100 criteria related to resident well-being, quality of life, safety and care. It is now used as part of all acquisition audits.

Icade Santé has also put in place an audit process to assess the quality of patient care in its healthcare facilities in order to provide operators with solutions for property improvements.

Lastly, Icade Santé is committed to developing 70% of its major new projects using BIM (Building Information Modelling) which is an innovative way of designing and developing a project from start to finish.

To ensure that its social and environmental policy is implemented at all levels of its organisation, Icade Santé has also made strong commitments in terms of governance.

These involve the inclusion of CSR objectives for all managers and Executive Committee members and the commitment to assess all its acquisitions against CSR criteria (carbon footprint, resilience, etc.).

In addition, Icade Santé will continue to promote sustainable financing, in line with the issue of its Social Bond in 2020.

Our actions

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Bellerive-Sur-Allier Nursing home


The construction of the Bellerive-sur-Allier Nursing home is certified HQE level Excellent, giving it a high level of environmental and energy performance. This project is part of a strong commitment by Icade Santé, which is to certify all its operations over 4,000 m² in France and abroad.

France  - Allier (03)

Delivery: Second semestre 2022

Operator: ORPEA

Poggione Nursing home


The Poggione Nursing home located in Tuscany is certified LEED Gold level. During the design phase specific actions to reduce indoor and outdoor water consumption, energy metering and activities related to indoor air quality were integrated. During the design phase, specific actions were integrated to reduce indoor and outdoor water consumption, promote energy metering and improve indoor air quality.

Italie – Toscane

Delivery: 2021

Operator: Kos

Jean Villar Clinic

Energy renovation

The Jean Villar clinic located in Bruges was the subject in 2019 and 2020 of operations to improve the energy performance of the enclosed space. More than 1.4 million euros have thus been invested in replacing the joinery on the facades and carrying out insulation and waterproofing work on the roofs.

France - Gironde (33)

Renovation: 2019 -2020

Operator: Elsan





CSR and innovation committees

The CSR and innovation committees of Icade Santé, initiated in 2018, make it possible to co-construct action plans in favor of innovation, patient well-being and the environmental performance of establishments. Their objective is to support tenants towards an inclusive approach to CSR issues.

94% of the surface areas of Icade Santé's portfolio were covered by a CSR and innovation committee in 2021.

Biodiversity restoration

Since 2017, Icade Santé has voluntarily contributed to financing the restoration and maintenance of 46,000 m² of natural spaces via the Nature 2050 program of CDC Biodiversité.
Icade Santé has participated through its financing in the restoration of the shallow coastal depths of the Bays of Cassis, La Ciotat and Marseille. This project, led with Ecocéan, aims to strengthen populations of fish and other marine species, restore a habitat favorable to marine biodiversity and increase the resilience of ecosystems.

France – Bouches-Du-Rhône (13)

Total project area: 110 000 m²

Partner: Nature 2050

Nature 2050 - CasCiomar Project - Ecocéan © Rémy Dubas

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ESG Notations

The Group asked the V.E agency (Vigeo Eiris – Moody’s ESG Solutions) to assess its ESG performance. It was awarded a score of 63/100 and an A1 rating, which is the rating obtained by the top 5% of the highest-ranking companies in the “Financial Services – Real Estate Europe” sector.

According to V.E, this performance reflects “Icade Santé’s strong desire and ability to include CSR factors in its strategy, operations and risk management”.

Our CSR publications


24 Jun 2022


Icade Santé brochure (French only)

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30 Jun 2022


Icade Santé’s CSR commitments and 2021 results

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30 Jun 2022


Icade Santé’s Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

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12 Mar 2021


Icade Santé’s Quality of Life in Nursing Homes Charter

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11 Aug 2022


Icade Santé’s ESG rating by Moody’s ESG Solutions (2022)

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31 Aug 2021


Icade Santé sets higher CSR goals and obtains V.E’s A1 rating

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31 Aug 2021


Icade Santé’s ESG rating by V.E (2021)

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31 Aug 2021


Icade Santé’s first annual Social Bond report (2021)

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8 Sep 2020


Icade Santé’s Social Bond framework (September 2020)

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22 Nov 2022


Mécénat - Appel à projets (2022)

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Icade Santé, Places that care for people

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