Sustainability

to create the best places

Its about people

To create a better future for people and communities to prosper is the reason we do what we do. For individuals and businesses it requires a commitment to shared value – shared opportunity, shared responsibility and shared prosperity. It’s what we call creating a ‘community of interest' between shareholders, employees, customers and the broader community.

The best demands that equal weighting is given to environmental, social and economic outcomes, recognising the interdependency of what shapes our future. It requires bold thinking and acting in partnership to drive innovation, and an approach from doing ‘less bad' to 'more good’.

Places are what we create. Places where people live, learn, work, play, heal, travel and above all, connect. We call these places for people.

This is who we are and what we stand for.


"The time is not far off when companies will have to justify their worth to society…with greater emphasis being placed on environmental and social impact than straight economics."
Dick Dusseldorp, founder of Lend Lease Corporation, 1973


In a rapidly changing world facing significant global-scale challenges such as rapid urbanisation, climate change, resource constraints and an aging population, we need to take a restorative approach where we give back more than we take out.

For Lend Lease, sustainability is about meeting people’s needs for the future.

Our vision of creating the best places is underpinned by a long and proud history of an approach where environmental and social outcomes are given equal priority to economic. It allows us to create places where people want to be, places that contribute to communities, are productive and ultimately, valued by all involved.

To deliver value and prosperity in the places we create requires focus on what matters along our entire value chain, to our stakeholders and Lend Lease. We have created a Sustainability Framework, with 12 elements, to describe where Lend Lease will focus its efforts. The framework has long-term aspirations, with specific near-term goals for three elements – energy, water, and waste – where we want to lead performance.

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