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Our approach to creating social value - Lendlease Europe 2022

Thriving Communities

Creating social value

At its core, social value is all about the benefits felt by people, when they interact with a place now and into the future.

At Lendlease Europe, we aspire to create meaningful and enduring partnerships with our communities that work for everybody. We do this by providing opportunities for local people from all backgrounds to experience good work on a Lendlease project, creating safe and inclusive places where people choose to live, work and play, and supporting resilient local economies that encourage and sustain entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity.

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Our social value journey

At Lendlease Europe we have over 30 years' experience of delivering social value in the UK and Italy as a result of meeting and often exceeding our planning and contractual obligations and by supporting communities through our Lendlease Foundation programmes and partnerships.

Neil Martin

"Lendlease prides itself on leaving a positive and lasting impact in the communities where we operate by listening to and involving local people, then improving what we do based on their input and feedback"

Neil Martin Chief Executive Officer, Lendlease Europe

Social value is embedded in our Sustainability Framework

We are guided by the social focus areas of our Sustainability Framework, helping us to create meaningful social value through our projects and partnerships. 

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Economic Prosperity

Generating prosperity for the communities we impact by

  • Providing learning, skills, and employment opportunities
  • Diversifying our supply chain through inclusive procurement
  • Supporting local economies to grow
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Community Inclusion

Creating thriving communities where everyone is included

  • Meaningful and ongoing engagement with communities
  • Volunteering and pro bono support
  • Supporting and partnering with community organisation
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Wellbeing

Supporting and enhancing people's physical and mental wellbeing by

  • Creating healthy buildings and places for people to live, work and play in
  • Providing programmes to support mental and physical wellbeing

Delivering social value outcomes

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Project obligations

Address socio-economic issues facing communities and our industry by meeting or exceeding project obligations

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Adding value

Maximise social value outcomes for communities across the project lifecycle using our Sustainability Framework

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Shared value partnerships

Partner with not-for-profit organisations with support from Lendlease Foundation, targeting A$250m of social value globally by 2025

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Looking ahead

We are committed to leading the evolution of our industry to be truly sustainable - environmentally, socially and economically.

While we certainly do not have all the answers, our aspiration is to continually learn, grow and improve our social impact performance.