Key Protect and Enhance Initiatives
There are some core regulatory elements to our Protect and Enhance commitment. However, over the past ten years we have moved way beyond basic compliance, to being an industry leader. With the launch of our new Net Positive objective, our commitment to protect and enhance has become even more ambitious.
Our Scope Three Footprint: We have undertaken a detailed carbon footprint with JLL Upstream as part of the development of our objective to become Net Positive by 2030. The results help us to focus our activities and to set a baseline for tracking progress on this ambitious journey.
Development Approach: Our Net Positive Vision for Developments is at the heart of our
approach to development. It helps us to ensure that environmental and
social sustainability are designed into a scheme alongside economic
sustainability from the outset. Our Net Positive Vision for Developments
helps to set the Sustainability Brief for each of our projects which are
delivered and tracked via our Sustainability Implementation Plan. We target a
minimum BREEAM rating of Excellent on all new developments and aim to achieve
an Outstanding rating where there is a demonstrable business case to do
out more about Hammerson'sSustainable Development Approach
Operational Approach: Our CR Operations Working group brings together stakeholders from across the business to ensure we optimise opportunities to reduce impacts across the portfolio. In 2016 we began a major roll out of LED lighting, starting at the Bullring Birmingham and in 2017 we rolled out installation of water blades, a simple technology designed to drastically reduce water use from our taps.
Find out more about the LED installation via Better Building Partnership's Case Study on LED at Bullring.
Find out more about Hammerson's Operational Approach.
Renewable Energy Generation: In
2016, we installed Hammerson’s first photovoltaic (PV) array at Westquay. Since
then we have installed further PV at Westquay, Victoria Gate, Cabot
Circus, Silverburn (forthcoming) and
Elliott’s Field Rugby. Across the portfolio there is now 1.4MWp of installed
renewable capacity and we are on track to meet our 2020 target of 3MWh.