Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

We work hard to ensure that the local communities which we serve are better places to be for all. Our commitment is to reduce our impact on the environment in the three key areas of waste, water and energy. In addition, we continue to focus on reducing the carbon footprint of our properties.
We have long recognised that any development activity should mirror this and have proactively ensured we minimise energy consumption and mitigate the effects of climate change throughout the design and refurbishment of our centres


Highlights from 2018

  •  Retained the Global Real Estate Benchmark (GRESB) Green Star Status
  • Reduced CO2 emissions by 18% and reduced gas and electricity consumption on a like-for-like basis by 4.9%.
  • Of the 4,605 tonnes of waste treated 99% diverted from landfill of which 99% re-used with 77% recycled and 22% waste to energy.


Priorities for 2019

  • Achieve GRESB Green Star 4 star rating and satisfy all carbon compliance reporting and legislative requirements.
  • Reduce gas and electricity consumption by 2% and water consumption (normalised by footfall at landlord-controlled facilities) by 1%.
  • Introduce increased recycling within the food services areas by engaging with food retail customers and key stakeholders within the centres.
  • Divert at least 95% waste direct from landfill and 90% recycled back to the supply chain.
  • In conjunction with our centres and engaging local groups and community users to introduce refillable water opportunities within the centres.


EnviroMall is the first partnership accreditation scheme developed specifically for shopping centres to monitor and reduce environmental impact.

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2018 EPRA Performance Reporting


 Scope 1&2 Mandatory Reporting* 2018 2017**

Scope 1 tCO2e

Scope 2 tCO2e





Scope 1 & 2 kgCO2e/sqft 1.55 2.36

* The reported emissions represents the best information available at the time of issue (15/02/2019).
Scope 1: Direct GHG emissions from controlled operations (natural gas consumption)
Scope 2: Indirect GHG emissions from the use of purchased electricity, heat or steam (electricity consumption).
** 2017 figures have been restated where material changes were subsequently identified.