Proactively managing our environmental impacts across our Shopping Centre and Retail Parks portfolios is fundamental to progressing against our targets and achieving our objectives through our Environmental Management System (EMS) certified to ISO14001:2015.
Our EMS covers all UK and Ireland shopping centre management and development, excluding tenant owned infrastructure. Specifically in terms of energy, the scope of the energy management system is Hammerson managed electricity, gas, thermal, and fuel consumption, with fleet and business travel impacts.
The materiality studies and stakeholder engagement we undertake help shape our Positive Places strategy, which in turn informs our operational objectives. Positive Places Plans are set annually for each managed asset with annual targets, projects and initiatives designed to achieve them.
These Plans are monitored through the year with progress reported to the Positive Places CR Board and monitored by the UK and Ireland Management Board. This structured approach, with clear targets and accountabilities, has been fundamental to Hammerson’s achievement of such strong and consistent sustainability outcomes over the last 12 years.