Positive Places

Our Approach to CR

For Hammerson, embedding sustainability and responsible ways of working into our business strategy is central to our success. We focus on work that creates value for our customers and improves the value of our assets. This ranges from savings through reducing energy, water and waste consumption to influencing industry and government policies. At the heart of our approach is a set of twelve commitments structured around our five key stakeholder relationships, our investors, our customers, our employees, our suppliers and the communities in which we operate.

Positive Places

Positive Places is about our vision is to be the best at demonstrating value to our industry and to our stakeholders through sustainable properties. We recognise that what we do means different things to different people. Positive Places is our way of engaging with each of our five key stakeholder groups on how we do more through directly relevant activities.

Our 5 key stakeholder relationships
  • our investors
  • our customers
  • our employees
  • our suppliers
  • the communities we serve
Our 12 Commitments

In 2010, we committed to twelve key measures to be achieved between 2012 and 2015. These commitments address our material impacts and we report on our progress each year.

  • Reduce carbon emissions by 20% by 2015
  • Reduce water consumption by 12% by 2015
  • Increase waste recycling to 75% by 2013
  • Implement biodiversity action plans at all assets by 2015
  • Develop community plans for all assets by 2014
  • Ensure 75% of community investment is long-term by 2014
  • Engage 45% of suppliers by >£100k of value by 2015
  • Engage with our top 20 investors by 2013
  • Engage with 75 of our top customers by 2013
  • 100% of employees to complete CR training annually
  • Life cycle assessments for 2 properties by 2012
  • Complete 6 research papers by 2012
2012 BENCHMARK SCORES OUT OF 100
  • FTSE4GOOD:   94
  • DJSI:  74
  • GRESB:   64
  • CARBON DISCLOSURE PROJECT:  71