Our approach to environmental management
Our efforts are geared towards the management of environmental indicators associated with the design, construction and operation phases of our portfolio.
Sustainable Design and Construction
In order to develop projects with an orientation towards the well-being of people and the efficient use of natural resources, we consider sustainability criteria in the design and construction of our assets.
Connectivity and low-emission transportation
Most of our current portfolio has quick and close access to public transportation, infrastructure for widespread bicycle use and advances in electromobility with chargers for electric cars.
Efficiency by design
We sought to incorporate infrastructure and solutions that allow us to control the use of water and energy, such as efficient sanitary artifacts and equipment. We also evaluated the characteristics of the surroundings of the new developments, which allows us to create a unique design for each property we add. In some cases we use open architecture that does not require the intensive use of climate control and lighting.
High-standard materials and networks
Our projects are developed with high quality, durable materials. We prioritize the use of materials provided by local companies or those located close to our projects. In regard to infrastructure, we favor the use of elements with recycled content, such as steel and paints made from recycled materials.
Green walls and areas
We were pioneers in designing and including green walls in our shopping centers. These facilities allow us to block direct solar radiation, operating as a ventilated facade and facilitating climate insulation and the reduction of pollution in urban environments. In order to optimize water use, green walls include plant species with low water needs, a drip irrigation system and a water recirculation system.
We continuously work on the management of our environmental indicators in order to achieve continuous improvement and greater operational efficiency.
Our management approaches and criteria
Climate change management
We recognize climate change as a risk that could have implications for industry and the normal operation of shopping centers, as well as people’s daily lives.
Over the past few years, we have focused on better understanding our exposure to the environmental effects and risks in the areas in which we operate. This has helped us to create a road map that progressively shapes our work in Chile, Peru and Colombia.