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The Better Places 2030 strategy rests on three pillars to cover the most material topics for the Group. It aims at transforming and future-proofing our portfolio, giving purpose to our teams, drive to our retailers, experience to our visitors and shared value for our communities.


Card Better Spaces

CUT CARBON EMISSIONS ACROSS OUR VALUE CHAIN BY -50%

-50%

carbon emissions across our value chain by 2030

DESIGN SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS

Minimise the environmental impact through innovative design and construction

  • Reduce emissions from construction by -35%* by 2030

  • 100% development projects to integrate a circular economy design solution by 2025

  • 100% development projects to include long-term climate risks, while minimising resource use and maintaining user comfort by 2025

IMPROVE
ECO-EFFICIENCY

Collaborate with our tenants and contractors for efficient resource use

  • Reduce emissions from operations by -80%* by 2030

  • Improve the energy efficiency of our assets by 30%* by 2030

  • Multiply the installed capacity of on-site renewable energy fivefold* by 2025

  • 100% of our assets to include a climate change risk plan by 2022

  • Aim to send zero waste to landfill by 2025

DEVELOP CONNECTIVITY & SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY

Ensure access to public transport and sustainable mobility

  • Reduce emissions from transport by -40%* by 2030

  • 50% of visitors to access Group assets by sustainable means of transport by 2030

  • 100% development projects significantly connected to public transport solutions by 2025

INTEGRATE NATURE & BIODIVERSITY

Contribute to greener cities by protecting biodiversity

  • Develop a Group biodiversity strategy by 2020

  • 100% development projects to implement a biodiversity action plan by 2022

  • 100% standing assets with high biodiversity stakes to implement a biodiversity action plan by 2022

 

*baseline 2015

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Card Better Communities

BE A CATALYST FOR GROWTH WITHIN THE COMMUNITIES IN WHICH WE OPERATE

100%

of owned & managed assets with a community resilience action plan by 2020

EXPAND LOCAL ECONOMIES

Foster local economic development

  • 100% flagship assets to support local entrepreneurship through commercial partnerships and regional networks by 2020

ENGAGE WITH LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS

Support local partners

  • 1,000 people to integrate a job or a qualifying training certification through the URW for Jobs programme by 2020

  • 100% flagship assets to support at least one local charity or NGO-sponsored long-term project (>2 years) by 2022

PROMOTE RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION

Promote healthier and more responsible consumption

  • Collaborate with tenants to increase transparency of brands on health and sustainability, and to expand healthy and sustainable alternatives in 100% flagship assets by 2025

  • 100% flagship assets to support and promote at least one sustainable consumption initiative by 2022

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Card Better Together

EMPOWER OUR PEOPLE TO BECOME SUSTAINABILITY & DIVERSITY CHANGE-MAKERS

100%

Group employees with yearly individual CSR objectives by 2020

BRING TOGETHER

Promote diversity and inclusion throughout the organisation

  • Ensure full equal opportunities (e.g. gender, nationality, sexual orientation) in HR processes in 2019

  • Improve employee engagement on diversity and inclusion

EMPOWER

Develop and train talent

  • Develop and roll-out Group-wide leadership & management programmes integrating CSR by 2022

  • 100% of Group employees to have participated in CSR training by 2022

INSPIRE

Make CSR core to our corporate culture

  • 100% of Group employees take part in the URW Volunteering Programme annually by 2020

  • 100% of our countries to implement Work Greener and employee well-being programmes by 2020

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