Our sustainability targets

The sustainability targets set for the future represent one of the fundamental elements to make our “Becoming GREAT” sustainability strategy effectively operational.

For each of the priorities identified (Green, Responsible, Ethical, Attractive, Together), a series of sustainability targets had been included in the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, on which we have already started working: in the 2019 Sustainability Report we report the results achieved in 2019.

IssueTargetPeriodActions carried out in 2020
Zeroing of CO2 emissions: Italy portfolio Nearly
Zero-energy Building by 2030
LONG TERMConfirmed use of 100% energy from renewable sources
Obtain BREEAM certification for 80% of the fully-owned malls in Italy by 2030LONG TERMBreeam in Use certification obtained for 3 more Shopping Centres*: Conè, Leonardo
and Le Porte di Napoli. Currently 30% of the Italy Malls are Breeam certified
of which was to raise awarenessMEDIUM TERMNo new system was installed following the block/deferment of investments
due to the pandemic
Raising awareness of visitors through campaigns in shopping centers and the creation of transversal events relating to ESG issues MEDIUM TERMThe «Sostenibilità tour» (Sustainability tour), the aim of which was to raise awareness
in the public on the matter of the environment, scheduled to take place in the second
half of 2020 / first quarter of 2021 was suspended due to the pandemic
Obtain for 95% of the freehold malls by the end of 2020SHORT TERM4 new Shopping Centres (Casilino, La Favorita, Centro Lame and Centro Luna)
certified for a total of 95% of the fully-owned Malls in addition to the Bologna
headquarters
€ 5 mn of investment in the 2019-2021 three-year period to improve energy efficiencySHORT TERMTotal investments equal to approximately 3.2 mn, of which 2 mn in 2019 and 1.2 mn
in 2020
Installation of LED lighting systems in the entire Italian portfolio by the end of 2022SHORT TERMAltogether 19 Shopping Centres are equipped with LED lighting systems
Transition from the experimental phase to the operational
one of the Waste2value project and assessment of other
projects on issue of circular economy
SHORT TERMAccess obtained to a grant offered by the Emilia Romagna Authority for water
and waste Services.
This grant will cover 80% of the overall estimated costs and it will be distributed
when the project is implemented (within the first six months in 2021)
Headquarters to be plastic free by the end of 2020SHORT TERMThe Bologna headquarters became plastic free following the elimination of plastic
bottles and cups in 2020
Definition of individual targets linked to CSRMEDIUM TERMIGD intends to further expand this activity, also in light of the provisions in the new
Corporate Governance Code of Listed Companies
Corporate welfare: increase in servicesMEDIUM TERMThe services included on the Welfare portal increased in 2020, with particular focus on
childhood, assistance and numerous opportunities for online lessons
Wellbeing: definition of overall projectMEDIUM TERMThe «wellbeing» project was postponed due to the restrictions in place in 2020
Continuation of projects regarding the safety of the
structures
MEDIUM TERMProseguimento del progetto di Continuation of fall protection projects, and more specifically, of the dome skylights
on the Shopping Centre roofs. The voluntary anti-seismic improvement measures have
been momentarily suspended
Training: focus on soft skills and on the importance
of cross-functional work
SHORT TERMTraining with focus on soft skills has been rescheduled for 2021
Advertising of available jobs on the corporate
website and on Linkedin
SHORT TERMJob posting was initiated on the corporate website (6th February 2020) and on
Linkedin (19th February 2020). Altogether the posts recorded 15,653 views
Third internal atmosphere assessmentSHORT TERMGiven the ongoing changes connected to the handling of the pandemic, the internal
atmosphere assessment has been postponed until the end of the emergency. An
assessment activity, however, was carried out on the repercussions of the pandemic
within the company

Obtain ISO37001: 2016 certification in Italy
in 2020
SHORT TERMCertification obtained on 20th April 2020
Legality rating: confirm maximum score
on the occasion of the two-year renewal
SHORT TERMLegality Rating renewed with the maximum score (3 stars) in 2020
Adhere to the Global CompactSHORT TERMParticipation formalised during the year
Sustainable enhancement of the portfolio:
carry out restyling activities with improvement
in the environmental impact of 10 more Shopping
Centres by 2030
LONG TERMSeveral investments aimed at enhancing the portfolio were postponed in 2020
and rescheduled for 2021/2022
Definition of national campaigns to raise
awareness in the Shopping Centres’ visitors
on issues in line with IGD’s values
SHORT TERMA campaign was carried out at national level to inform visitors about the focus that
the Shopping Centres placed on the health and safety of all those that spend time
within them
Innovation: definition of the «digital strategy»SHORT TERMThe Digital Plan was defined at the end of 2020 and it is scheduled to be launched
in 2021
Listening project regarding the expectations of
millennials in relation to the Shopping Centre of
the future
MEDIUM TERMThe listening activity organised in cooperation with Nomisma was carried out at the
end of 2020. The results will be analysed in 2021
Tenant engagement on sustainability issuesMEDIUM TERMEngagement activity has been postponed
Shopping Centre in the role of civic centre:
cooperation with the local area fostering
involvement and co-planning activities
SHORT TERMThe «Social Borgo» project (inside Centro Borgo in Bologna) was suspended due to
the pandemic, the aim being to implement it as soon as health and safety conditions
allow so

2030 Targets

With regard to the debate at international level on Nearly Zero-Energy Building, as IGD we decided to do our part: we want to publicly commit ourselves and actively contribute to a transition towards a “low carbon” economy in the cities where out Shopping Centers are situated. Therefore in 2019, for the first time, we included targets for 2030.

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Our Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, or Global goals) were included in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda in 2015. They are a set of 17 goals and 169 sub-goals which aim to put an end to poverty, fight against inequality and promote economic and social development. A universal plan of action which requires commitment from everybody, including companies, which are called upon to add their own contribution by means of new responsible business models, investments, innovation, technological development and the establishment of multi-stakeholder cooperation.

IGD, following the guidelines of Global Compact Network Italy, identified 10 SDGs which were relevant to its business and which were connected to the material issues identified by the Company. These references were not only our guide in defining the objectives of the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, but are also an integral part of the Sustainability Report, in which we report on the results achieved on each of them.

 

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Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

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Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

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Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

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Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

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Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

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Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

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Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

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Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

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Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

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Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

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For more information please visit the United Nation website https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org

 

Please find also attached the document with the guidelines for use of SDG logo and icons SDG_Guidelines_January_2019 (3 MB – pdf)