Message from the CEO
We are a global business. That means we have a global responsibility.
So many pensioners rely on us to do what is right, and this has always driven the strategy and the purpose of our company. Even more people rely on us to make good decisions that impact the world around us.
For almost 10 years now, we have developed a solid reputation around our sustainability platform and it has added significant value to our business. But we need to go further. We need to do more.
We have engaged in a process to evolve Sustainable Thinking. We have asked people and partners from across our business what they think the future of sustainability should look like, and how we can create it, one decision at a time.
Their ideas led directly to Oxford’s upgraded Sustainability 2.0 (S2.0).
S2.0 is the process by which we continue to challenge ourselves to lead, focus and think clearly about what we want to accomplish.
We all know that actions speak louder than words, so to guide our actions, we made four commitments:
- We will be a leader in the development and operation of energy efficient, low carbon buildings.
- We will incorporate world-class features and amenities in our buildings that support the success of our customers and help them live healthy and active lives.
- We will critically evaluate the environmental and health aspects of the materials and resources we procure and use across their full life cycle.
- We will engage our stakeholders, create outstanding buildings and places, and give back to our communities.
Four commitments, one common goal. It is all explained in rich detail in this year’s report.
I trust that when you read it, you will agree that at Oxford, we are on the road to something very special.
I hope you will join us in honouring our commitments.