Achieving more through partnerships
We know we can achieve more through partnerships which is why we actively engage with our stakeholders, and listen to their ideas, concerns and perspectives and to identify ways where our operations can help.
We have ongoing relationships with community leaders, local authorities and non-governmental organisations which builds trust in our business and helps manage risk that could impact on our investment and development plans.
This partnership approach enables SEGRO to continuously enhance the social economic benefits that are delivered through our highly sustainable developments.
This year we have created jobs, developed training programmes, launched college courses, funded startup businesses and raised aspirations of local people
who previously would not have had the chance to enter employment.
Out of the 36 London boroughs, we have developed land in the five most deprived London boroughs. There are high levels of unemployment, hard to reach
groups and people with low or no employable skills. Working consistently with the local authorities and partners, we are now recognised as a business in the
UK that will deliver beyond its planning obligations.
In 2015, we made great progress working with our partners to deliver tangible and positive impacts for the communities and local residents, specifically
One example of a successful employment partnership is with our customer Mash Purveyors, a quality greengrocer based on our flagship development, Origin. They have successfully recruited 10 per cent of their workforce through a SEGRO employment scheme.
Many SEGRO employees participate in volunteering and, as an employer, we offer support for employees wanting to make a difference to the community.
2015 witnessed an increase across the Group in the amount of time our employees gave to charities as well as the range of charities supported – from sky
diving for LandAid to ‘sleeping rough’ for a local homeless charity.