For us sustainability is the way we deliver on our purpose, to secure a better future for all. Our values drive us to think bigger, do better and go further to create value.
Understanding our strengths and listening to our stakeholders has focused our environmental, social and governance initiatives where we can have the greatest impact and influence - acting on climate change, increasing the strength of our communities and embedding a high standard of ethics in our actions.
Learn more about how we go further using the links below
A sustainable approach to tomorrow
We’ve created a framework to help define and set specific sustainability objectives for our business. Drawing on our guiding principles, and aligned with our corporate strategy, it enables us to be more accountable and work towards delivering long-term outcomes that are positive for all.
Guided by our purpose, to secure a better future for all, and through stakeholder engagement, we've identified where we should focus our environmental, social and governance efforts.
Resilience: understanding and managing climate change and environmental risk and adaptation
Energy and carbon: reducing emissions, investing in renewables and more efficient buildings
Water: conserving water resources Waste: reducing waste and increasing recycling
Engagement and inclusion
Community: building inclusive communities and creating more employment opportunities
Employee: creating great employee experiences and a place where people belong
Customer: creating inclusive spaces and engaging experiences
Wellbeing: caring for the health, safety and wellbeing of our people and customers
Governance: business ethics and compliance
Compliance: responsible and sustainable supply chain and ethical behaviour and standards
Data security: actively protecting the privacy of individuals and companies
Act on climate change
Like many companies, we’re responding by
accelerating efforts to embed low carbon targets
within our business model. Our strategy and
investment decisions are also aligned with the
UN Principles for Responsible Investment, whose
signatories collectively report over $80 trillion in
assets under management.
Increase the strength of our communities
Charter Hall is committed to embedding a culture of openness, alongside a safe, equitable and inclusive environment for our employees, partners, customers and community.
Embed a high standard of ethics into our actions
Our refreshed purpose and values strengthen our high ethical standards and our sustained focus on our sustainable supply chain and ethical behaviour across our business for all stakeholders, including local communities, tenants, employees, securityholders and suppliers.
Smart solutions make a difference - We have a footprint in over 100 communities across Australia, and we want to create a positive legacy with these communities.
This means by creating and maintaining high-performing, environmentally efficient and resilient assets, we can not only minimise our carbon emissions and environmental impacts, we can also help our stakeholders combat issues important to their business.
We're committed to maintaining high ethical, environmental and social standards and to continuously improving their application throughout our operations, practices and supply chain.
We're committed to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.
View our sustainability report for our Communication on Progress in implementing the principles of the United Nationals Global Compact and supporting broader UN goals.
Committed to making a positive impact on communities, we’re the first Australian property company to join the international Pledge 1% philanthropy movement.
Information on this page was updated with the publication of our 2019 Sustainability Report.