Creating Positive Places: Our Vision and Approach

Our sustainability vision is to create retail destinations that deliver net positive impacts economically, socially and environmentally. Positive Places is our strategy for making that happen.

In 2017 we launched our target to be Net Positive for carbon, water, resource use and socio economic impacts by 2030. These targets extend beyond our directly managed impacts to include the tenant controlled impacts within our assets - our Scope 3 impacts. We have set out how we plan to achieve these targets and our progress so far in a series of explanatory documents available on our dedicated Net Positive page.

Statement from Louise Ellison, Group Head of Sustainability

"Hammerson’s business purpose is to create vibrant, continually evolving spaces, in and around thriving cities where people and brands want to be.  We seek to deliver value for all our stakeholders and to creat a psotive and sustainable impact for generations to come. Our Positive Places strategy and Net Positive targets directly support this business purpose.

Our assets have significant material impacts on the landscape, the environment, their local communities and local and regional economies. We work hard to manage these impacts responsibly, through real collaboration with our suppliers and customers; with respect for our local communities and with enough ambition to make them fit for the future generations they will serve.

We are designing assets now that we expect to be part of our built landscape for the next 50 years and beyond. Making sure they are designed to remain fit for purpose over such a significant time frame and through a period of rapid environmental, technological and social change is a major challenge that will require an ambitious and constantly evolving approach to the way we work."

Explore our Net Positive targets and our approaches to achieving them

Our Net Positive Targets

We aim to be Net Positive for...

Development Approach

Hammerson was one of the first...

Operational Approach

Proactively managing our envir...