Solidifying our commitment to social value
- 13 Sep 2023
Lendlease’s founder Dick Dusseldorp was an early promoter of triple bottom line thinking; believing businesses should care about more than just profits and play an active, positive role in the world. Today, 40 years on from the inception of the Lendlease Foundation, we continue to live and breathe Dick’s values, and remain as committed to having a positive impact as ever.
Aligning our business with the values and aspirations of our stakeholders and focusing our efforts on the environmental, societal and economic challenges the world and our communities face today is key to these goals. We’re utilising all the tools we have available, and earlier this year we created the Lendlease Europe Social Value Standard to further cement social value at the heart of our business and offer a consistent guide for our teams and suppliers. The standard encourages our teams to think differently, to find innovative ways to tackle complex problems, and to channel our resources into initiatives that create a lasting positive legacy. It sets expectations for how we operate, ensuring social and environmental considerations are factored into every aspect of our decision-making, and provides us with a framework to manage risks, seize opportunities, and contribute to a more equitable and sustainable planet.
‘Forty years in the making and reflecting everything we have learned about creating places and working with communities along the way, the standard is already challenging our peers, partners, suppliers and – most importantly – Lendlease, to keep raising the bar’.
Lucille Watkins-Brazier, Head of Social Impact, Lendlease Europe
To learn more about our approach to social value, check out Thriving Communities (lendlease.com)