As the long-term owners of the buildings we create, community is important to us and sits at the very heart of our business. Whether it’s working with local schools or volunteering with local charities, we take the time to build long-lasting and trusted relationships with the communities close to our Prologis Parks.
We believe our developments should be a force for good in the communities where we are building and where we are building. That’s why, in 2018, we became the first UK property company to require our supply chain to sign-up to our social value charter. This means they source goods and labour locally, wherever possible and spend time volunteering in the local community and working with local schools and colleges to give young people first-hand experience of the construction process and the careers available.
As the long-term owner of the buildings and logistics parks we create, we feel passionately that we should play our part in reducing carbon emissions in our buildings to bring the benefits of sustainability to our customers, the local community and beyond. That’s why, our Environmental Stewardship, Social Responsibility and Governance (ESG) programme funds education officers from the The Eden Project to go into schools close to our developments and talk to the children about ESG and how they can play their part in protecting our planet.
We want to make a positive difference in the communities where we are based and where we are building. That’s why we work with local communities to understand their needs and actively encourage members of the local community to use the spaces on and around our parks and provide them with access to country parks, paths and cycleways to promote health and wellbeing. We also work with local Parish Councils to co-sponsor community PCSO’s and support local sports teams and community groups.