Best Sustainability Initiative
Why did you want to enter The Revo’s?
To showcase the amazing achievements of the centre specifically on ESG throughout challenging times. The performance figures achieved are hard to believe and are worth shouting about and this is the best platform to do that. The commitment by the entire team to focus on ESG in everything we do is something I am immensely proud of, if we can share best practice with others and help reduce the industry’s impact on the environment then we see that as winning.
What makes your entry standout?
The passion and enthusiasm In making a real difference. Being the biggest property in the city and the heart of the high street we can make the biggest impact. Also we cant forget the figures, the facts: -63% carbon emissions, -78% gas, -45% electricity, -25% water, reducing the utilities service charge cost despite huge increases in utilities. We are also really proud of the retailer engagement in ESG, shouting about what they have implemented and telling our guests. So much more to mention.
How do you envision the future of your industry, and how do you hope to contribute to it?
There will be no future if we continue to destroy our planet, there have been massive improvements over the last few years but ESG cannot just be a tick box. There needs to be investment and support to make greater impact. We also need to take our tenants along the journey with us as they are the biggest emitters, this needs to be mandatory through leases to ensure progress.
I did not envisage being a trailblazer/ subject matter expert for ESG (not just Environmental) however I see it as the biggest priority in the vast varied roles that come with running a shopping centre. I want to build on this and gain the ESG qualifications to spread the word and achieve excellence across the industry.
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