At Goulburn Square, we know sustainability is important for our stakeholders, from investors and tenant customers to the communities we operate in.
We’ve created a framework to help define and set specific sustainability objectives for our business. Drawing on our guiding principles, and aligned with our corporate strategy, it enables us to be more accountable and work towards delivering long-term outcomes that are positive for the communities in which we operate.
Guided by our purpose, to secure a better future for all, and through stakeholder engagement, we've identified where we should focus our environmental, social and governance efforts.
Click here to find out more about Charter Hall corporate environmental and social initiatives
Goulburn Square Community Contribution
In Good Hands - The Two Good Cookbook Campaign
From October 17th - 26th 2019, Goulburn Square invited shoppers to cash in their receipts when they spent $30 in a specialty store or $80 in a major store to receive a complimentary Two Good Co Cookbook with all proceeds from the Cookbook providing direct funding of the Two Good Work Work Program.
The total value of the 250 Two Good cookbooks purchased by Goulburn Square enabled the Two Good Work Work to continue their mission of spreading love and respect to all, while continuing to build employment pathways which supports, trains and employs women from domestic violence safe houses who prepare cookbook meals, which are then distributed to shelters around the country.
Dam Good - Drought Relief Campaign
Late last year, 20 of our shopping centres, including Goulburn Square, hosted our ‘Dam Good’ drought relief campaign, collecting $196k in funds for drought affected Aussie farmers within our local communities.
Craig Marsh, Business Development Manager Rural Aid said “Thanks to the generous donation of Charter Hall and their shoppers, Rural Aid has been able to deliver approximately 800 large bales of hay, equating to 27 semi-trailer loads and 50 truckloads of water, approximately 180,000 litres each drop across 20 farming and rural communities.”
Project: Green Schools – Sustainable Community Campaign
Through our mission to enrich the communities in which we operate, Goulburn Square is delighted to support local primary schools to drive education around sustainability through the national community campaign Project: Green Schools running from March 9th – April 3rd, 2020.
Shoppers simply spend $20 in specialty stores or $60 at any major to receive a biodegradable token with a QR code. Shoppers scan the QR code on their token and follow the below steps to vote for their favourite school to win the main prize. Participating schools in the local catchment will be in the running to win one of two sustainable garden prize packs with the main prize, valued at $2,250, being awarded to the school allocated the most points at the conclusion of the campaign. The runner up prize, valued at $1,690, will be awarded to the school with the most biodegradable tokens in their compost bin in centre.