Sustainability strategy

Creating sustainable destinations that shape better communities

Our Sustainability strategy integrates three shared value drivers into our Group strategy. Together they consider value creation more broadly across our organisation to create sustainable destinations that shape better communities. 

Community significance

We recognise the role that our centres play in supporting communities, both economically and socially. Our goal is to leverage our position locally and our scale nationally to help shape better communities by driving positive social change and connection with our centres through strategic community investment.

We leverage our centres and partnerships to support programs that address youth disengagement and unemployment, the key focus of our community investment program.  We also work with social and local enterprises to meet more of our procurement needs, and enable our people to positively contribute to our communities through volunteering and workplace giving.

Find out how we are helping to shape better communities.

Low carbon smart assets

 

 

As a leading property company in Australia, we recognise the role we play in facilitating a low carbon economy. Our aim is to create sustainable destinations within our communities and operate a highly efficient business.

Our focus is on significantly reducing the long term carbon footprint of our portfolio, by implementing innovative technologies that improve our energy efficiency, increase our uptake of rooftop solar, increase our recycling rates, and automate superior asset performance.

Learn about our approach at low carbon smart assets

Climate resilience

Climate change presents both direct and indirect risks for Vicinity now and increasingly over the longer term. As important community hubs, we strive to create resilient centres that are prepared for, and can recover quickly from extreme weather events and stay open for trade for our consumers and retailers.  

We respond to climate change risks by understanding and anticipating future climate projections and incorporating climate resilience measures into our key business processes and activities. 

Learn more about how we are building our resilience to climate-related impacts. 

Unique consumer experiences

Understanding who our consumer is and what they desire from each of our destinations enables us to create unique and relevant experiences for them.

We strive to make being sustainable easy for our consumers and create enriching experiences that shape better communities.  

Find out about how we engage with our communities to create great experiences. 

Compelling retailer value

Our success and the experience we create for our communities are deeply intertwined with our retailers’ success.

Understanding and delivering what’s most important to our retailers and capturing opportunities to help them be more successful and sustainable at every touch point is key to being a valued partner.

Find out about how we partner with our retailers

Better business

To create better experiences for our consumers and retailers we must strive for excellence in everything we do. We use data, insights and technology to respond to the needs of our consumers and retailers and continuously improve how we operate.  

We use best practice rating tools like NABERS and Green Star to help us drive operational performance improvements. We set clear expectations on responsible business practices for our suppliers and transparently communicate our approach and performance with our stakeholders. We also ensure our people can be their best through our learning and development, diversity and inclusion and health and wellbeing programs.

Find out more about our operations, partnerships and people and culture programs.