Hammerson’s Sustainability Strategy Described in 120 Seconds


Hammerson recently published a video describing their sustainability strategy: Positive Places.

Both David Atkins, Chief Executive of Hammerson and Louise Ellison, Head of Sustainability describe the challenges and achievements the company has accomplished over the last years.

David Atkins said: “As an ambitious property company we are prepared to push the boundaries around sustainability: this means not only aiming to set industry precedents with regards to those impacts that are tightly regulated, but also exploring our potential to drive change in other ways.”

The BBP benchmark has been instrumental in helping Hammerson evaluate their performance. In 2013 WestQuay shopping centre in Southampton achieved best in class for their environmental performance in the Real Estate Environmental Benchmark which helped them lead the way for their other centres. Looking across their portfolio, their worst performing centre, still performs well according to the BBP benchmark for the sector. 

The future ambitions for the company are presented as well as their first major consumer facing sustainability event, Big Positive. Hammerson’s idea is to inspire actions amongst their consumers to make them think about what they can do to be more sustainable. They want to inspire 200,000 positive actions across period of the roadshow, which runs over 9 weekends this summer.


See the full video with Louise Ellison and David Atkins here.


For a shorter version in 120 seconds look here.

This news item originally appeared on Hammerson's website here