Our Positive Places objective is to be Net Positive for carbon, water, resource use and socio-economic impacts by 2030.
Hammerson is already a sector leader in both
environmental and socio-
But we can do more.
Our Net Positive ambition
formalises this objective.
“Hammerson taking a leadership role in Net Positive is extremely exciting, not just because of the significant positive impacts this will have from an environmental and socio-economic point of view, but most importantly because it will be able to transform the sector as a whole, by leading the way, showing others who will hopefully follow suit.”
Darren Berman, Lead Director, Upstream Sustainability Services, JLL
Our Net Positive Areas
We aim to be Net Positive in
four areas where we have
the greatest material impacts
and therefore the greatest
opportunities to drive change.
CARBON: Net Positive for Carbon
means emissions avoided
exceed emissions generated.
Our carbon footprint calculated on this basis is 192,000 tonnes. This forms the baseline against which we will measure our progress over the next 15 years. In order to first move to zero, then beyond into net positive impacts, we will:
Minimise emissions through
efficiency projects such as LED lighting
installation, efficient switching systems
and good management.
Install renewable energy
generating systems on our existing assets
and new developments and maximise
the use of generated energy on site.
Make sure all future
developments are designed to
minimise operational carbon emission.
Purchase 100% renewable
electricity for the portfolios
Find creative ways to offset
remaining emissions, through investment
in offsite projects such as insulation of local homes or investment in
RESOURCE USE: Net Positive for Resource Use
means waste avoided, recycled
or re-used exceeds materials
used that are neither recycled,
renewable or sent to landfill.
Our operational and development
activities generated 123,000 tonnes
of waste in 2015, 67% of which
was recycled. In order to move to a net positive position we will:
Minimise waste generated on
our operational assets and maximise the recycling and reuse of waste
materials on site.
Work with our contractors to
minimise construction and demolition
waste from our developments and
maximise reuse and recycling.
Design waste out of our
developments during the design phase,
reducing resource consumption.
Minimise the use of resources
that are neither recycled nor renewable
through application of our design
standards across all areas of work,
including fit out.
Create innovative ways to offset
any raw material use, and any waste
sent to landfill.
WATER: Net Positive for Water means
water replenished by external
projects exceeds water
consumed from mains supply.
In 2015 1.6 million m3 of potable water
was used across our portfolios. In order to move to a net positive position we will:
Reduce potable water consumption from mains supplies at our managed assets through water efficiency programmes.
Minimise water demand at new developments through design.
Invest in water harvesting and
recycling technologies where possible
at our managed assets.
Identify and undertake projects
that will either replenish water resources
or recycle waste water to offset potable
SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACTS: Net Positive for Socio-economic
impacts means making a
measurable positive impact on
socio-economic issues relevant
to our local communities beyond
a measured baseline.
In order to set our baseline and shape our plans, we will:
Establish a clear placemaking
strategy that reflects the needs of our
local communities and delivers this
through our asset management and
Set community engagement
plans for each asset that address
issues identified as relevant to the
Set locally specific baselines and measure performance against these.
In order to achieve this ambitious objective, it's vital we have a clear baseline. Our Environmental and Socio-economic Footprints launched in 2017 provide this baseline and give us valuable insight into the potential impact of our activities.
Find out more about the footprints click the tiles below.