Sustainable enterprises are those whose corporate strategies and policies include particular focus on the needs of all their stakeholders and which monitor and optimise their economic, social and environmental impact. Sustainability is part of the DNA of our Group, whose roots are embedded in the aspect of cooperation, and we are convinced that adopting social and environmental responsibility criteria in the real estate sector is the path to healthy and long- lasting growth, faraway from speculative factors. Over the years we have therefore built up a structured process which has enabled us to increasingly integrate sustainability into every aspect of our business.
In the future IGD will be increasingly respectful of the environment, open to dialogue with its stakeholders, innovative.
Our shopping centres are, and will be even more so, a point of reference in the local area.
We are following a sustainable growth approach, where economic-financial aspects are increasingly integrated with social-environmental ones.
Our process involves a structured engagement of our stakeholders. In particular, we carry out periodic surveys to understand the level of satisfaction of our visitors, of our retailers in our centres, and also of our employees by means of internal atmosphere assessments.
Three corporate bodies are involved in social responsibility:
We have established an operational process with continuous consumption monitoring activities, structural actions for energy efficiency improvement and activities to raise awareness in our stakeholders, with the aim to improve environmental performance in our shopping centres.
We continuously place more and more attention on the wellbeing and health, both of our employees and of those that visit our shopping centres on a daily basis.
We undertake to comply with the highest ethical-social and governance standards, not only by complying with the laws in our daily business and promoting compliance with the law within our stakeholders, but also by adopting international best practices in our governance structure, communications and risk management system.
Our approach aims to ensure our shopping centres are constantly attractive, as well as to confirm their social role and their function as a place in which to meet up and to spend some leisure time.
We continuously work together with a variety of stakeholders, our aim being to understand their needs and expectations.
Our sustainability practices are becoming increasingly recognised at national and international level.