Sustainability at RioCan is focused on a sustainable business model. For us, it is about systematically embedding people, community and environmental considerations in all decision-making. Corporate philanthropy is a key facet of RioCan’s profile as a good corporate citizen and one that we have always viewed as a priority. We support a number of charitable organizations, with an emphasis on children’s and medical charities, through donation of our time, space and financial resources. Giving back to the communities that we live, work and thrive in has always been important to us; fundraising efforts return long-lasting benefits to society, its employees and the Trust.
We invite you to view our Sustainability Policy.
WASTE DIVERSION RATE FOR BURLINGTON CENTRE IN 2016
SHARE OF EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATING IN ENGAGEMENT SURVEY IN 2016
SHARE OF PROPERTIES COMPLIANT WITH EHS REGULATIONS IN 2016
Our people are the driving force of our business: tenants, partners, employees and investors. Starting with a safe place to live, work and shop at, we conduct business with integrity and transparency and strive to create mutually beneficial partnerships with our stakeholder groups.
Examples of our commitments to people include:
We are established pillars of our communities, and as such, our community leadership practices have been created based on our history of investing, operating and developing within each of our communities. RioCan strives to make each of our centres a safe and integral part of the local environment with appropriate lighting in parking lots, presenting a clean and safe space that is accommodating to all staff.
Community leadership builds on our history of investing in the communities where we operate and develop. Examples of our community commitments include:
Environmental sustainability is an integral component of our overall vision for the future. Our leadership aims to minimize the environmental impacts of our properties and developments to ensure a sustainable and clean environment for future generations.
Environmental leadership strives to minimize the environmental impacts of our properties and developments. Examples of our environmental commitments include:
We have a Sustainability Steering Committee comprised of cross functional Executive and Leadership team members to oversee our sustainability strategy implementation and to drive performance improvements. Steering Committee members sponsor and provide guidance on sustainability initiatives within the organization and enable performance measurement. In addition, we have dedicated environmental and sustainability resources to manage day-to- day sustainability strategy implementation.
As proud as RioCan is of our corporate social responsibility efforts as a whole, it is our team and individual properties that make the real difference. These are a few of our more recent moments where our team was able to make a difference in their communities and give back.
In May 2016, RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust donated $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to support the immediate needs of the Fort McMurray community.
At head office and in a few surrounding enclosed malls, RioCan staff actively participated in “The Big Bike Ride” for Heart & Stroke Canada, helping to raise thousands of dollars.