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Hammerson PLC commits to a new way of doing business

JLL advises on new ‘net positive’ sustainability strategy launched today

​LONDON, 23 March 2017 - Hammerson PLC has become the first real estate company globally to launch its new firm wide sustainability commitment to become net positive by 2030. Joining an elite group of corporates such as Kingfisher, CoCa-Cola and BT, the business will undertake an approach which strives to put more back into the global economy, society, and the environment than it takes out.

Over the last three years, JLL Upstream Sustainability Services has provided Hammerson with tactical advice and guidance to help build its ambitious, long-term plan which will see the company set bold targets across a range of impacts including emissions from landlord controlled activities, tenant operations, fit-outs and developments.

Elisabeth Filkin, Associate Director, Upstream Sustainability, JLL, said: “All around the world, firms are beginning to realise that corporate sustainability is paramount, not just because of the moral implications but because of the vast growth opportunities available. The impetus around the net positive model has been steadily growing in popularity among consumer brands, but it is only recently that professional services and real estate firms have started to embrace it. From building the initial business case to developing detailed methodologies and undertaking footprinting to establish Hammerson’s baseline, we are proud to be able to say that we have supported them every step of the way on their net positive journey.”

Hammerson’s new strategy is available here to view.