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’ve delivered the world’s most sustainable shopping centre. In April 2021, Burwood Brickworks was awarded the Living Building Challenge® Petal Certification by the International Living Future Institute – the first retail centre in the world to attempt and achieve this. In March 2021, we also launched our first Modern Slavery Statement. Our Statement, developed in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2018, commits our businesses to diving deeper into our supply chains, collaborating even more closely with our suppliers to understand their relationships, to be more readily able to identify and mitigate modern slavery risks in our operations and those of the organisations we work with.
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.
Establish a Responsible Sourcing Policy and integrate into procurement decision-making, by 30 September 2020
We’re committed to tackling Modern Slavery and are in the process of finalising our Policy and establishing the processes to ensure it is embedded within our business.
Develop a sustainable product database, and integrate into design and procurement decision-making for new projects, by 30 September 2021
We are working towards supporting an existing external database.
Pilot low embodied carbon materials in a new development by 2021 to reduce embodied carbon by 10% against our current design
We're benchmarking the embodied carbon of our most recent industrial new developments to determine the best initiatives to reduce embodied carbon for projects in our pipeline.
Develop and pilot a circular economy design approach on a new retail centre by September 2021
We're looking for an ambitious opportunity.
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.