NHOOD HUNGARY INTRODUCES A SUSTAINABILITY APPENDIX TO ENCOURAGE THE TENANTS OF ITS MAIN CLIENT CEETRUS TO OPERATE IN A MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WAY
From January 2022, the appendix containing requirements and recommendations for reducing the ecological footprint of shopping centers will be an integral part of the leases of Auchan Korzó stores
At Nhood, we believe that a more sustainable future depends on us. As a responsible company, we find it essential that we play our part in creating a more liveable future and develop the environment responsibly for future generations.
As one of our core activities is the operation of Auchan Korzós in Hungary, which includes almost 650 shops, service providers, restaurants and cafés in 18 Auchan hypermarkets across the country, we find it essential to focus on environmentally friendly values and sustainable operations also in the shopping centers we manage. We are convinced that commercial partners play a crucial role in achieving our goals, therefore, in the future we want to involve the tenants of our most important customer, Ceetrus, in our efforts to improve the health of the planet as well as our customers.
We prepared a Sustainability Appendix, a document which summarizes the standards and recommendations that can significantly reduce the ecological footprint of shopping centers. The annex details the main areas where we would like to encourage our client’s tenants to work together to improve their performance. These are energy management, lighting, water management, waste management, sustainable use of materials, green travel and promotion of sustainable products. The Sustainability Appendix will be an integral part of the basic leasing agreements from January 2022.
Dóra Diána Szemerédi, CSR and Internal Communications Senior Manager of Nhood Hungary, commented the following on the introduction of the sustainable leasing scheme:
„As an environmentally responsible company, we believe it is important that we try to reduce global warming and have a positive impact on the environment during our operations. We strive to do this by increasing the ecological value of the green spaces we manage, improving biodiversity and reducing the environmental footprint of the shopping centers we operate. That's why the introduction of the Sustainability Annex is an important milestone for us, as we can now also encourage our client’s tenants to operate more sustainably. We hope that the appendix will help to protect our environment and preserve our planet for future generations."