Sustainability

OUR FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY

With over 200 million visitors in our shopping centres per year, we have a strong responsibility to reduce our environmental impact and to enhance the well-being and economic prosperity of the communities we operate in.

Atrium is committed to sustainable development and operations, creating long-term value for all our stakeholders.

sustainability strategy

Our sustainability strategy is built around three focus areas: our customers, our places and our people. In each area we strive to improve our performance and to make a difference. We promote health, safety and well-being of our customers. We continuously look to improve our environmental impact by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water consumption and waste. Furthermore, we aim to offer our employees a great place to work, with a diverse workforce, equal pay and equal rights.

sustainability strategy

We have defined clear sustainability commitments across all our operations that are aligned with our business strategy which lead to long-term value creation. In 2020 we will redefine our commitments and ambitions for the next decade.

Reports

We are committed to providing full transparency regarding our environmental, social and governance performance. We are proud to be acknowledged by the real estate industry for our transparency and our achievements. In 2019 we received a gold EPRA award for our sustainability reporting and we received again the ‘green star’ status from GRESB (the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) for our sustainability performance relative to other peers in our industry.

sustainability strategy

Since 2016 Atrium has been publishing its annual Sustainability Report. The report is aligned with the EPRA best practices recommendations on Sustainability Reporting. You can find the 2019 Sustainability Report, which is an integral part of the 2019 Annual Report, here:

Sustainability Report 2019

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GREEN FINANCING FRAMEWORK

Atrium has launched a Green Financing Framework which integrates the company’s sustainability commitments with its financing activities. Under this Green Financing Framework Atrium can issue green financing instruments, such as Green bonds, Green loans, Green hybrids and Green private placements. The issuance of green financing instruments will be used to lower our carbon footprint and to further integrate sustainability in our corporate strategy. Our Green Financing Framework is aligned with the Green Bond Principles 2018 and the Green Loan Principles 2018.

The Green Financing Framework has been verified and approved by Sustainalytics, an external second opinion provider. An annual allocation and impact report will be included in our annual Sustainability Report and will be verified by our external auditors.


You can find our Green Financing Framework and the Second Party Opinion by Sustainalytics here:

Green Financing Framework

Second Party Opinion by Sustainalytics