Sustainability

Sustainability

BWP Trust is committed to the health and safety of its team members, contractors and visitors, to acting ethically and sustainably operating its businesses with respect to the environment. 

How we achieve this is summarised in Our Sustainability Principles.

Overview

The scale, domestic scope and relatively passive nature of our operations means that our impacts on the environment and society are relatively minor in local, national and global contexts. BWP Trust owns land and warehouse-style properties in Australia leased to other entities. The Trust does not typically engage in development work (other than capital expenditure related to the repositioning of a property where a vacancy has occurred), generally acquiring established properties or developments that pass to the Trust on completion.

However, we recognise that even modest changes, made collectively over time, can significantly effect the environment and society. Our sustainability strategy focuses on environmental factors, particularly climate change and emissions reduction.

73

Properties, all in Australia

236 ha

Total land area

$3,001.2

Portfolio value

Net-Zero progress
  • Net-zero Scope 2 emissions for the year ended 30 June 20221
  • Purchased green electricity for seven properties where the Trust is responsible for some electricity usage and reduced emissions to 120 tonnes CO2e (177 tonnes pcp)
  • Acquired 500 Australian Carbon Credit Units to offset these and some residual emissions

1 Prepared in accordance with the World Resources Institute/ World Business Council for Sustainable Development Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

392 tonnes avoided CO2e

As a result of solar generation at properties where the Trust has some operational control

99%

Trust owned properties with LED lighting in one or more carpark, nursery trading area, canopy trading area, or in the main store

23

Solar Power installations complete with one Tesla battery to collect surplus energy

92%

Trust-owned stores have in place water tanks for the recycling of roof collected rainwater

44%/ 56%

The current gender make-up of the team is 44 per cent female and 56 per cent male

0 injuries or deaths

Our safety performance record

*All information is as at 30 June 2022 unless otherwise stated.

A more detailed understanding of our sustainability practices can be found at these links.