At St Johns Shopping Centre, we recognise that we have a responsibility to reduce the impact of our operation on the environment wherever possible.  Sustainability and reducing environmental impact are central to our business strategy alongside making a difference within our local community.

We are committed to:

  • Complying with all relevant environmental legislation and regulations
  • Encouraging environmentally responsible behaviour throughout our workforce
  • Improving the awareness and understanding of environmental issues amongst contractors, tenants and visitors
  • Continually improve by putting sustainability at the centre of operational decision making; incorporating small and large changes to centre operations and processes which have a positive environmental impact  
  • Preventing pollution wherever possible and practicable by developing non-polluting practices
  • Sourcing electricity for the centre common areas that originates from 100% renewable sources
  • Communicating ways in which the local community can engage and contribute to centre sustainability initiatives
  • Setting goals and targets to continually improve our environmental performance

Our Environmental Goals

  • Reduce our carbon footprint
  • Improve energy efficiency within all common parts of the centre
  • Promote the reduction, re-use and recycling of our waste and focus on waste minimisation
  • Ensuring safe and efficient storage and disposal of all waste
  • Educate all stakeholders

St Johns Shopping Centre is proud that it has:

  • Installed of a 65m-long living green wall, the largest of its kind outside of London, containing 17 different plant species
  • Absorbed two tonnes of pollution and created 750kg of oxygen through the same initiative
  • Installed beehives on the rooftop of the centre, positively contributing to city centre biodiversity
  • Reduced general waste by 66 tonnes, achieving a 10% annual reduction
  • Recycled 35 tonnes of food waste per annum
  • Installed eight electric vehicle charging points in the centre car park
  • Replaced 90% of incandescent lighting for detection-controlled LED lighting, and switched to a green energy provider
  • Reduced its electricity consumption by 29%, its gas consumption by 16% and its water usage by 11%
  • Moved from a fixed waste collection schedule to an ad-hoc schedule, maximising its efficiency

Neil Ashcroft

Centre Director, St Johns Shopping Centre