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Our environmental impact targets and progress

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and leaving a positive legacy for our communities. We are proud to share the progress we’ve made so far.

__Since 2014 we have achieved a 41% reduction in scope 1 and 2 emissions across our portfolio of 42 Westfield destinations in Australia and New Zealand. __

We plan to achieve net zero by:

  • reducing the amount of energy we use
  • generating renewable energy by having solar panels onsite
  • buying renewable energy

During the year, we entered into a long-term energy agreement in NSW and Victoria. Our New Zealand Westfield destinations are already fully supported by renewable energy, and we will source electricity from 100% renewable sources for our Queensland Westfield destinations from 2025. Together these agreements will assist us achieve net zero by 2030.

We have a target to recycle or reuse 90% of the waste created in Westfield destinations by 2030.

In 2023, we recovered 51% of waste from our operations. This includes recycling cardboard, organic waste and soft plastics.

Find out more about our environmental impact and our approach as a Responsible Business in our 2023 Responsible Business Report or read about our sustainability initiatives.

*Image: New rooftop solar installation at Westfield Hornsby (NSW). Nick Opperman – Facilities Manager, Katie Moran – General Manager Sustainability, Courtney Prizeman – Senior Finance Manager and Jashwin Rajeswaran – Centre Manager. *

We recognise the unique role of Māori as Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Scentre Group operates its Westfield Living Centre portfolio with a responsible business mindset across the four pillars of community, people, environment and economic performance. More information can be found in our 2023 Responsible Business Report.

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