Corporate Social Responsibility

Our CSR Strategy

Economic, Environmental, and Social

Sustainable activity has been part of the corporate DNA of SES Spar European Shopping Centers for many years. We have been engaged in sustainable real estate development since 1996: Not only do we implement prescribed environmental standards, but we also go above and beyond via our own voluntary measures. When it comes to sustainability, we think further ahead in terms of shopping centers and hypermarkets.

What does sustainability mean to us? It means securing economic success over the long term by considering ecological and social issues. We develop and operate our shopping centers in a manner that is appropriate to the respective location, and we focus on resource-saving construction as well as the use of innovative technology. We use renewable energy sources and operate our shopping centers in a highly efficient way. As a result, we are able to work in a cost-effective manner over the long term, construct forward-looking properties, and create meeting places that offer the highest quality of stay for the public.


Energy & Environment

What we do for the environment

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People & Society

What we do for people

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Profitability & Efficiency

Corporate Economic Success

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Transparent Energy Policy

As a developer, constructor, and operator of retail properties, SES is committed to an even higher contribution to climate protection via sustainable property development. To that end, SES has adopted a clear energy policy. We implement tailor-made concepts, taking into account “green building” aspects, together with leading local, national, and international partners.

SES uses an energy management system in accordance with ISO 50001:2018, which has been successfully certified by TÜV AUSTRIA. Our defined targets are to be implemented by 2050.

Sustainable Reductions


CO2 Emissions Reduction WEBERZEILE Ried

Thanks to geothermally supported heat generation, WEBERZEILE Ried has reduced its annual production of CO₂ emissions by approximately 400,000 kg compared to the use of fossil fuels.


Savings via demand-controlled ventilation

Optimized operation of the ventilation systems saves up to 50% of electricity compared to conventional control.

Sustainably Excellent

In 2008, we were the first developer to receive the ICSC ReSource Award for our sustainable property developments. Our outstanding projects have brought us a great deal of global attention in terms of sustainability and architecture.

Environmentally Oriented

Facility Management Business Area


The Sill not only in the name – The report on the power plant!

Andreas Mittendorfer
Head of Corporate Sustainability

 +43 662 4471-0

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