We are committed to supporting the local communities where we own buildings. We aim to continually be improving the impact of our buildings within local communities through not only providing space to local businesses, but also through the improvement of local areas and minimising the environmental impact of buildings themselves.
Working closely with our occupiers, shareholders and other stakeholders
We run an occupier led charitable matched giving initiative supporting all our occupiers in our portfolio in their local community based fundraising efforts.
We continue to support a variety of charities, principally through The Funding Network, whose aim is to achieve long-term social change.
The Funding Network enables individuals to join together to support social change projects. They are the UK’s first public open giving forum and have been described as the ‘Dragons’ Den’ for charities. They have raised over £10 million for over 1,500 diverse local, national and international projects.
For the year ended 31 March 2019 the Group made charitable donations totalling £10,000.
Our employees are also encouraged to play a positive role in community activities through our charitable partnership with youth charity Coram. Our team's individual charitable fundraising is also supported through our matched giving process.
We have in place a framework for conducting business across the Group, in a way that makes a positive contribution to society while minimising any negative impact on people and the environment. We expect high standards within our business and from our suppliers.