For us sustainability is the way we deliver on our purpose, to secure a better future for all. Our values drive us to think bigger, do better and go further.
Understanding our strengths and listening to our stakeholders has focused our environmental, social and governance initiatives where we can have the greatest impact and influence - acting on climate change, increasing the strength of our communities and embedding a high standard of ethics in our actions.
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A sustainable approach to tomorrow
We’ve created a framework to help define and set specific sustainability objectives for our business. Drawing on our guiding principles, and aligned with our corporate strategy, it enables us to be more accountable and work towards delivering long-term outcomes that are positive for all.
Guided by our purpose, to secure a better future for all, and through stakeholder engagement, we've identified where we should focus our environmental, social and governance efforts.
Carbon: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions across our operations and developments
Energy efficiency and renewables: Increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy across our operations and developments.
Physical adaptation: Building resilience for our business, properties and communities, against the physical impacts of climate change.
Biodiversity: Protecting, restoring and, where possible, creating opportunities to improve the natural environment in and around our operations.
Waste: Minimising the generation of waste and increasing recycling.
Water: Increasing water efficiency across our operations and developments.
Community: Supporting social inclusion through employment for vulnerable young Australians, which contributes to the strength of local communities where we operate.
Customer: Meeting the business needs of our tenant and investor customers.
Employee: Creating a diverse and inclusive culture and environment.
Health, safety and wellbeing: Caring for the health, safety and wellbeing of our people and customers.
Business ethics and compliance: Conducting our business activities in line with the highest ethical standards, as well as complying with all relevant regulations.
Infectious disease: Supporting our customers, communities and employees to work safely in our buildings.
Responsible and sustainable supply chain: Facilitating procurement practices and supply chain management in a responsible and sustainable way.
Responsible investment: Integrating ESG considerations into investment decisions to ensure sustainable growth and returns
Data security and privacy: Actively protecting the privacy of individuals and companies
Our climate resilience strategy prepares our business for impacts and opportunities of both a low carbon economy (RCP2.6) scenario and the impacts associated with business-as-usual (RCP8.5) scenario. We are committed to resilient buildings and net zero scope 1 and 2 emissions in our operations.
We are committed to building strong, inclusive communities and creating employment opportunities. We also seek to embed a culture of openness, alongside a safe, equitable and inclusive environment for our employees, partners, customers and communities.
Our sustained focus on our operational practices, sustainable supply chain and ethical behaviour across our business for all stakeholders, including local communities, tenants, employees, securityholders and suppliers.
Through our people, assets and investments we contribute in a significant way to inclusive, sustainable economic growth and technological innovation. We provide equal employment opportunities and decent work for all our people across our operations, assets and developments.
The way we do business is guided by our purpose, values and standards. At all times we seek to ensure that our supply chain is sustainable and that we behave ethically in our relationships with stakeholders – from local communities and suppliers to tenants, employees and securityholders.
We are proud to be a signatory to the UN Global Compact. We continue our commitment to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.
As our second report providing communication on our progress, we have outlined our actions against the principles and referenced where more detail is provided in the FY20 Sustainability Report.
Committed to making a positive impact on communities, we’re the first Australian property company to join the international Pledge 1% philanthropy movement.
1. Information on this page was updated with the publication of our 2020 Sustainability Report.