Sustainability is central to Lendlease’s business strategy. Globally, governments and communities are seeking trusted partners to deliver enhanced urban areas with efficient, healthy and resilient outcomes. Environmental, social and economic outcomes are delivered through our portfolio of international urban development, construction and investment activities and projects. These factors are integral to creating and sustaining value and managing risk.
Lendlease has a long and proud history of giving equal emphasis to environmental, social and economic outcomes to react to the complex global forces shaping the future, such as rapid urbanisation, climate change, inequality and resource stress. This means an emphasis on not only reducing the environmental footprint but also creating places which are more operationally efficient, focus on human health and wellness, and are designed and built to be more resilient.
Steve McCann, Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, said, “At Lendlease this is what sustainability has always been about – getting it right for people. Which means getting it right for the environment, for society and for the economy.”
Our industry has an important role to play in addressing the challenges out world currently faces. We therefore have a group-wide Sustainability Framework in place.
At the core of this strategy remains the recognition that people are at the heart of why, how and what we do. At the forefront of our sector, our approach encompasses environmental, social and economic performance.
Lendlease is committed to its long-term aspirations to deliver on its Sustainability Framework Goals, which include: putting people’s health and wellbeing first; creating more water than we consume, using clean energy and eliminating waste; being responsible in our investments and committing to training and developing our people; and creating an inclusive and diverse environment in which people can prosper.
They are not just boxes to tick, they are essential goals we must deliver on.
Lendlease is also proud to support Better Build Green, which is the World Green Building Council’s new campaign to adhere to the UN climate change negotiations – COP21 in Paris. The campaign intends to highlight to the world that green buildings are one of the best and most cost-effective ways to tackle climate change and help keep global temperature rises within the two degrees limit.
Lendlease puts people at the heart of our vision to create the best places, and realises that our environmental, social and governance goals and targets extend beyond out direct business operations to our supply chain. We therefore undertake materiality assessments using indicators, such as Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 guidelines, Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI), Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) and Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) Listing Rules, to identify, prioritise, validate and review the 12 elements that correspond to the most material issues for our business and key stakeholders.
We also forge close partnerships with all of our stakeholders, such as customers, investors and employees. We gain feedback and support through customer and employee surveys, social media campaigns, face-to-face interactions, meetings, events and conferences. This is integral to our business. Plus, we monitor our supply chain to ensure that human rights, the environment, anti-corruption and responsible labour practices are extended to the companies we work with and their employees.
We aim to fully understand the impact we have on the environment and measure our performance so that we can improve the way we do things on our projects, in our offices and in our communities to create new benchmarks.
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