Atrium is a leading owner, operator and developer of shopping centres in Central and Eastern Europe. With a significant presence, particularly in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Russia, Atrium aims to further strengthen and maintain its leadership position in food anchored shopping centres and to become a hallmark of high quality retail.
Sustainability is a fundamental part of achieving this objective as our business activities have a significant impact, both directly and indirectly, on the natural environment and on the communities in which we operate. It is therefore our responsibility to manage the environmental, social, and economic impacts of, and risks facing, our business. By adopting a strategic approach towards sustainability, we are able to maximise opportunities to create value for Atrium’s business, meet the expectations of our stakeholders and support the communities which we serve.
In 2014, we developed our sustainability strategy, which established our vision and our three strategic priority areas.
Our sustainability vision is:
“To be the leader in Central & Eastern Europe by creating value through our customers, our places & our people”
Each of the priority areas has a sustainability objective which supports this main vision. These are:
Our Customers Atrium endeavours to be a company that cares for and engages with its customers
Our Places We aspire to own, operate and develop shopping centres with optimal sustainable performance
Our People Supporting and developing a talented workforce that is proud to work for us
Our approach to managing sustainability risks and opportunities going forward will be framed around our sustainability vision and priority area objectives.
Ultimate accountability for ensuring this policy is implemented lies with the Board of Directors. Responsibility for the governance and implementation of this policy and Atrium’s sustainability targets lies with the Sustainability Committee, which will be supported by our network of Sustainability Champions (the latter to be appointed in 2015).