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. In meeting this challenge we’ve created and shared Greensheet, a growing list of highly-sustainable construction and fitout materials.

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.