Frasers Property is proud to have scooped the prestigious Thames Valley Community Impact Award, in recognition of our unwavering commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices, benefiting both our occupiers and local community.
The judges said our submission “highlighted the remarkable dedication of our Customer Engagement Teams in transforming our business parks into vibrant workplace destinations while concurrently supporting local communities, charities and schools. It also included some compelling statistics that underscore our sustainability journey and ambitious net-zero targets.”
As the largest owner of business parks in the Thames Valley we strongly believe we have a commitment to lead by example and use our influence to give back to the communities in which we operate, and this award reflects the hard work and dedication of all our park teams to support the values of Frasers Property.
“This is such an important award for us.” said Helen Barnett Marketing Manager of Frasers Property, “It means our strategy is working and having real impact and we are being recognised for offering more than just workspaces, but places which build communities, promote wellbeing and have a positive impact on the local environment.”
This strategy is underlined by our Three Key Pillars of Community Impact
- Social Value & Community Engagement: Each of our Thames Valley business parks has a nominated charity which is reassessed annually and gives a focus for fundraising at events and activities. We actively support local food banks and initiatives like Smart Works, aiding women in returning to the workplace. Frasers Property UK also sponsors local events and offers prizes to help them raise funds or acquire equipment.
- Sustainability & ESG: By embracing sustainability initiatives and striving for net-zero carbon, we improve the environments within and around our business parks. We have achieved multiple accreditations recognising our dedication to sustainable practices. Our commitment to creating bio-diverse environments includes installing bug hotels, bat boxes and birdhouses, along with supporting resident bees through honey harvests.
- Health & Wellbeing: Frasers Property hosts a wide range of events throughout the year that support community cohesion, mental health, physical health and general wellbeing. These include free fitness classes, yoga, Pilates, tea & talk sessions, summer BBQs and more. We also launched a Park APP called PiP – park in your pocket which has interesting and informative articles to help individuals with Mental Health or menu ideas that will be healthier.
We know this award is important to our occupiers too and by being based on our business parks – including Chineham, Farnborough, Maxis and Winnersh Triangle – they are buying into and standing by our values and together we can have an even greater impact than if they were on their own.
Tory Simpson, General Manager, ResourceiT a rising star and Tech marketing company on our Chineham Park scheme said, “We’re buying into the energy efficiency of the buildings, the electric charging points and Fraser Property’s own wellbeing and sustainability goals. It’s so much more powerful to say you’re located on a park heading towards net zero emissions by 2030 with a Fitwel – 2-star rating for its excellence in health & wellbeing.”
By setting this example we can demonstrate at Frasers Property, creating meaningful impact in business is beyond the bottom line.