Our Corporate Social Responsibility
Regeneration and the creation of local jobs are the focal points of Westfield UK’s community efforts having delivered three major retail regeneration projects in Derby and its two London centres in Shepherd’s Bush and Stratford (the first piece of the London 2012 legacy). Having invested £3.5bn since entering the UK, these projects have created 25,000 new jobs in the UK and over 30,000 construction jobs. A further £2.5bn will be invested and 13,000 more jobs created as Westfield continues to develop in the UK. Supporting children’s health and education is also important and in 2012 Westfield launched its key charity partnership with Save the Children.
Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City have pioneered the regeneration of two key areas of London. In the West, The White City Opportunity Area is one of the most exciting regeneration opportunities with potential to deliver huge benefits for the W12 area and beyond. Westfield London is seen as a catalyst for the future development and regeneration of the wider White City Opportunity Area, including Shepherdís Bush town centre, and the cornerstone for future investment which is anticipated to be in excess of £1 billion over the next 10 years.
In the East, Westfield Stratford City was the first piece of the Olympic legacy and will continue to play an important regeneration role as the area continues to be transformed with the reopening of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and further residential and office investments.
Westfield Stratford City is a metropolitan capital for East London, a city within a city, an innovative and dynamic place for a new generation of consumer to shop, to eat, to meet, to be entertained and to stay.
At the gateway to the Olympic Park, with spectacular views over London, Westfield Stratford City opens up a whole new vantage point to the public, a new way to see and experience the City.
Westfield is backing artist Laura Nevill's campaign, entitled #LetsDoLondonBetter, which aims to raise profiles for local artists and generate support across the UK for creative communities to flourish and to support the arts industry this summer. Across the centre, you'll see a host of artworks from over 30 emerging artists selected by Laura, displayed across digital advertising screens, in physical stores & physical exhibition spaces and on our social channels.
To read more about these artist and where to shop their works, click the button below.
Save the Children
Save the Children has been our nominated official charity partner since 2012. The partnership, launched in 2012 by Samantha Cameron and local Hammersmith & Fulham schools, aims at assisting the charity to achieve their goals through a wide variety of projects that include the charity's major national campaign - Christmas Jumper Day, as well as a number of other events throughout the year such as Mother's Day gift wrapping service national reading programme 'Read on Get On', designer sweat shirt Pop-ups and summer Helter Skelter fun slides!.
Alyson Hodkinson, General Manager, Westfield Stratford City said:
"Westfield Stratford City is honoured to support Save the Children again this year. Our charity partnerships are an important part of our community programme, and though our in centre activities we invite all of our customers to help us raise awareness and generate funds to change the lives of the young and vulnerable in the UK and overseas."
WHAT SAVE THE CHILDREN DOES
Save the Children is an NGO that operates worldwide to promote children's rights, support children and provide relief in developing countries. Their projects cover a wide variety of areas such as education, economic opportunities, health care and emergency aid in natural disasters. Despite the large campaigns launched in developing countries, Save the Children also focus on the most deprived areas of the UK. Sign up to receive news from Save the Children or find out how to get involved here.
Westfield is committed to continuously improving the environmental performance of its shopping centres and minimising their environmental impact. Below are some of the highlights of our environmental programme at Westfield Stratford City:
- Zero waste to landfill – the large majority is recycled and anything that can’t be recycled goes to energy recovery. This includes all of the waste from our retailers
- Low energy lighting and other innovative technologies to reduce energy use and carbon emissions
- Rainwater harvesting - we collect rainwater in tanks on the roofs and use this for flushing the customer toilets
- Waterless urinals – our customer urinals use a waterless system to save water
- Onsite brown roof with wildflowers and bird and bat boxes, pocket parks and living wall to encourage biodiversity
- ISO14001 accreditation – awarded in 2013 in recognition of our effective environmental management system and commitment to continuous improvement.
Our Westfield Stratford City and Westfield London centres achieved BREEAM Excellent and Very Good rating in recognition of our efforts to improve, innovate and make effective use of resources. We have been certified to ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems since 2013, as we continuously manage the immediate and long term environmental impacts of Westfield’s products, services and processes. In 2016, Westfield received the Carbon Trust Triple Award in recognition of our work on Climate Change. We successfully reduced our carbon emission year on year.
Our UK and European Developments will operate to BREEAM Standards. We employ an integrated approach to design, construction, management and evaluation of environmental, social and economic impacts across the full life cycle of our developments.
- West London Business Awards - (Green Business of the Year) 2015
- Sceptre Waste Management Award 2016
- Corporate Engagement Awards (CEA) 2016
- Green Apple Award 2016
- Mobility Parking UK Awards (Shopping Centre Experience Award) 2018
- Green Apple Environment Award 2018
- Sceptre Energy Management Award 2016
- National business award - The Business Award for Sustainability
- Energy Awards - Commercial Building Energy Project
- Edie Sustainability Leaders Awards
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