Sustainability

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.

WE ACT RESPONSIBLY

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

400000

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.

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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.

TÜV AUSTRIA Certified Energy Management

SES is committed to the economical and efficient use of energy and introduced an energy management system in accordance with ISO 50001:2018, which was certified by TÜV AUSTRIA in 2019.

VARENA: BREEAM In-use/Excellent, Austria 

In 2013, VARENA submitted itself to BREEAM AT certification of its existing premises. In 2017, the excellent result was surpassed in the context of the BREEAM In-use recertification: The center was awarded the “excellent” rank with regard to both its operational management and its building performance.

FISCHAPARK: BREEAM-AT-InUse / Very Good, Austria

During the course of a BREEAM-AT-InUse certification process, FISCHAPARK at Vienna’s Neustadt was awarded a “Very Good” rating in the building performance category.

SES: ReSource Award 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands

SES Spar European Shopping Centers was the first, and is the only, European developer to receive the ReSource Award 2008.

Q19: OekoBusiness (ÖkoProfit) 2017 to 2021, Vienna, Austria

In 2017, Q19 was the first shopping center in Vienna to complete the ÖkoProfit module, and continues to do so until today. The former ÖkoProfit module has become OekoBusiness and is geared towards decreasing costs of operation, for example, via the efficient use of resources and raw materials, as well as the reduction of waste.

ATRIO: ICSC Best-of-the-Best Award for Sustainable Design 2009

In 2009, ATRIO received the Best-of-the-Best Award for Sustainable Design in Las Vegas (USA), confirming its position as the world’s most sustainable shopping center in its category. Within a short time, it had become a role model in terms of sustainability and ecologically responsible behavior.

ATRIO: TRIGOS, 2009, Austria

In 2009, ATRIO was awarded the TRIGOS in the “Society” category in acknowledgment of its social and ecological commitment, in particular, its unique technology of resource-saving energy generation.

ATRIO: ICSC ReSource Award 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands

ATRIO won the ReSource Award 2008, which honors sustainable behavior in the fields of environment, social affairs, and economic efficiency. Operator SES was the first, and is the only, European developer to receive the ReSource Award 2008.

Q19: ICSC ReSource Award 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Q19 won the ReSource Award 2008, which honors sustainable behavior in the fields of environment, social affairs, and economic efficiency. Operator SES was the first, and is the only, European developer to receive the ReSource Award 2008.

EUROPARK: ICSC Sustainable Design Award 2007, Phoenix, USA

In December 2007, EUROPARK won the Sustainable Design Award for sustainable construction, making it the most sustainable shopping center in its category.

EUROPARK: “Family-friendly Company”, 2006, Austria

In 2006, the center was awarded the title “Family-friendly Company”. Special emphasis was placed on flexible working time models as well as corporate childcare facilities. The State of Salzburg honors companies that are particularly family-friendly and act as pioneers in the development of new work-life-balance models.

Environmentally Oriented

Facility Management Business Area

Interview with Mag. Christoph Andexlinger

Best Practice: Demand-controlled Ventilation