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Stockland Is Steady On Its ‘Sustainability Strategy’


Stock releases its annual sustainability review online.

Dailycsr.com – 03 October 2016 – Stockland proudly announced that it has launched its “online Sustainability Reporting”, whereby the year ends on the 30th of June 2016. Moreover, the said report also supports the annual review of Stockland, for the year of 2016.
Stockland continued to make progress in line with their “sustainability strategy”, whereby it has strove to improve the “liveability” of the communities through its “ongoing stakeholder engagement”. Under the endeavour of improving the community liveability, Stockland creates “playspaces, energy efficient technologies, and employment programs”.
Moreover, Stockland for the second year in a row was named the “Global Real Estate Sector Leader” in the DJS index, while in survey of the “Global Real Estate Sector Benchmark” recognised Stockland under the “Regional and Global Sector Leader for the Office/Retail category”. In Stockland’s words:
“Together, these accolades are an incredible acknowledgement of our commitment and achievements in sustainability over many years”.
Here are some of the highlights from the report of 2016, as mentioned by Ethical Performance:
  • Australia’s first Green Star retail portfolio rating – in June 2016, we achieved a Green Star – Performance portfolio rating for 22 of our metropolitan and regional retail centres, underlining the increasing efficiency of our Retail operations, where we have reduced electricity usage by 30% per sqm since FY06, saving $30 million.
  • Supporting enduring employment in the NSW Hunter Valley – the Stockland Connectivity Centre at the $372 million Green Hills shopping centre redevelopment is a whole-of-community response, helping to connect unemployed young people to jobs and skills training in construction, and retail and hospitality.
  • $4.05 million investment in community development initiatives – through our expanded suite of 15 community partners nationally, we implemented more than 560 community development initiatives to boost health and wellbeing, education and connectedness.
  • Recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality – for the second year in a row, we received this citation from Australia’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
  • New social infrastructure in our communities and retail centres – we delivered four inclusive playspaces and four social enterprise cafés in partnership with Touched by Olivia Foundation.
  • Pioneering solar air conditioning technology – in partnership with the CSIRO, we recently unveiled a new solar-powered air conditioning system at Stockland Wendouree that aims to change the way energy is used on a commercial scale.
  • Flexible work options for our employees – our company-wide Flexibility@Stockland program is available to 1,500 employees and 61% of employees have now taken up some form of flexible work arrangement.
  • Exceeded our waste diversion targets – we improved our waste management across our businesses, with significant amounts of waste from residential and retirement living developments and retail operations diverted from landfill.
In order to download the entire report, please click here.