The Samson Corporation Group (Samson) provide a base from which Auckland businesses operate from and contribute to the growth and economic development of this city. We acknowledge our civic responsibility and therefore our developments are designed to enhance neighbourhoods, improve occupant well-being and productivity, and reduce impact on the environment.
Since 2009 any new Samson development has adopted sustainable designs and when rated these have achieved a minimum 5 Green Star rating with the New Zealand Green Building Council, our informal strategy has allowed us to raise the bar of sustainable property ownership standards in New Zealand. However as the greater portion of our portfolio are older buildings, we have the challenge of protecting city heritage whilst upgrading these buildings to meet modern environmental operating standards.
We recognise that our property portfolio and the businesses that operate within them have an impact on the environment, therefore we are undergoing an assessment of our portfolio with the view to reducing the environmental impact by embedding sustainably practises into daily operations.
We are using government certified tools, NABERS NZ and Green Star Performance, to assess, benchmark and improve our property portfolio’s performance whilst minimising environmental impacts. The focus of our carbon reduction programme is on Samson assets, yet many of the policies and procedures engage our tenants and contractors in the sustainability process.
Our sustainability strategy is made up of four key drivers:
Strategically focusing on sustainability drives innovation and growth, as a consequence we continually deliver New Zealand’s most innovative commercial developments.
Being sustainable is the best thing for our tenants, but the right thing for future generations.
Actively manage and retrofit buildings to operate at their optimum level of efficiency making them competitive and cost effective to operate from.
Delivering healthier, more productive occupant experience and ensuring that Samson is the first choice for occupiers that seek environmentally sustainable tenancies. Operating from a sustainably recognised building is also a unique selling point for many of our tenants.
- Minimum 5 Green Star for new developments rated
- Minimum 4 NABERS NZ rating for those buildings assessed by 2020
- Minimum 5 Green Star Performance rating for those assessed
- 80% reduction of waste going to landfill per site by 2020
- Minimum 80% construction waste recycled
- Samson to reach Carbon Zero status by 2030
- Commitment to transparency – for each building assessed using Green Star Performance and NABERS NZ, we will publish their ratings online from 2020.
By publically providing this strategy we are committing to a code of practice that contributes to a successful, thriving Auckland and a sustainable future.