We value our people, the community and the environment in which we operate.

We are committed to implementing our strategy in a responsible and ethical manner that creates value not just for the business, but also for its stakeholders and society. We actively engage with our staff, business partners and tenants in order to achieve this.

The three main areas which we focus on are:

·         minimising the impact of the business on the environment;

·         supporting our workforce; and

·         supporting society and the communities in which we operate.

ENVIRONMENT

We are focused on reducing the environmental impact of our business and assets. We believe that it is an important driver to becoming the leading UK multi-let industrial (‘MLI’) business and that we can use our expertise in asset management to help our tenants reduce their energy consumption and costs and offer environmentally friendly solutions and services.

We are currently working towards producing a roadmap with potential targets for carbon and waste reduction as well as environmentally friendly initiatives for implementation across our MLI portfolio in the UK.

Our focus on improving the energy performance of our buildings as measured through the new Energy Performance Certificate (‘EPC’) requirements.  We strive to ensure all our buildings have a minimum EPC rating of E or higher for vacant units and are implementing measures to achieve this such as replacing conventional light bulbs with LED bulbs.

We are also constantly monitoring and seeking to roll out other initiatives that will help reduce our carbon footprint. We are currently assessing the feasibility of installing solar panels on certain assets and assessing other means to provide cheaper electricity from renewable sources. We believe solar panels could help reduce our carbon footprint and provide cheaper electricity from a renewable source to the occupiers.

We are also exploring options to install electric charging units on our assets given increasing demand from users of electric vehicles.

PEOPLE

We value the contribution made by all our employees to the business and we recognise that their well-being is critical to our success. We wish to support them and seek to operate in a manner that ensures a deep commitment and engagement from all. Developing and promoting our workforce is at the heart of our activities.

We have a wide number of policies and procedures in place to support, develop and protect our employees. These include family friendly policies, our expectations around standard of performance and behaviour at work, together with our equal opportunities policy which demonstrates the commitment we have for valuing diversity and dignity at work.  

COMMUNITY

We encourage our employees to make a positive contribution to society and, as a business, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we operate.  

We have three initiatives which form part of our charitable initiatives policy.

1.       Matched Giving

Every member of staff is entitled to claim up to £1,000 in each financial year through the Matched Giving Scheme. Every pound raised by any employee for any registered charities of their choice is matched by us.

2.       Volunteering

We offer the opportunity for all staff to take paid time off to volunteer their time and knowledge for a charitable initiative. A number of our employees regularly participate in mentoring programmes for young people in their respective field of expertise.

3.       Company Charity of The Year

Each year we will have a “Stenprop Charity of the Year”. We will give everyone the opportunity to nominate a charity to become the “Stenprop Charity of the Year”, and will focus on supporting the work of the chosen charity. This year’s charity is the Bokamosa Education Trust, aiming to provide world-class education and mentoring to some of the most disadvantaged children in South Africa.

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