In 2015 we commissioned Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL) to conduct a detailed sustainability materiality review. This built on a previous review undertaken in 2013. JLL has extensive experience of undertaking sustainability materiality reviews and strategy reviews for a range of leading property companies and investors over 15 years.
The new review, which was completed in March 2016, was undertaken in line with best practice guidance, particularly methodologies supported by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and AccountAbility. The first step of the review was to identify the potential list of sustainability issues relevant to us as a UK-based property company. The review then identified the key legislative risks associated with these issues. The next step was to conduct a review of the targets set by industry peers for each of these issues. This was followed by internal and external engagement with customers, investors, supply chain partners, community organisations and employees.