We realise that our impact extends beyond our operations to our supply chain. It's why we're on a mission to source safe, renewable and responsible materials, and we're working with our supply chain to make this a reality.

At Burwood Brickworks in suburban Melbourne we’re aiming to deliver the world’s most sustainable shopping centre. We plan to achieve Living Building Challenge© certification – which includes the world’s most rigorous standards for material use and supply chain management.

We have long term goals, plus short term targets that we refresh every two years. For Materials and Supply Chain, our long term goal is: By 2030, we aim to have a healthy, safe, responsible and renewable supply chain.

Our current targets.

  • Materials and supply chain

    Establish a Responsible Sourcing Policy and integrate into procurement decision-making, by 30 September 2020

  • Our Policy is in the final stages of development. We are working with the PCA to pilot a Modern Slavery supplier portal.

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    In progress

  • Materials and supply chain

    Develop a sustainable product database, and integrate into design and procurement decision-making for new projects, by 30 September 2021

  • Building on Greensheet, we're writing a scope of works to expand, develop or adopt a sustainable product database.

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    In progress

  • Materials and supply chain

    [FPI] Pilot low embodied carbon materials in a new development by 2021 to reduce embodied carbon by 10% against our current design

  • We're identifying a suitable pilot location.

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    In progress

  • Materials and supply chain

    [Retail] Develop and pilot a circular economy design approach on a new retail centre by September 2021

  • We're looking for an ambitious opportunity.

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    In progress

Track the progress of A Different Way

We publish our progress, including our successes and challenges, on this website. To see our progress since launching our A Different Way sustainability strategy in 2015, click here.