As a leading listed property company in South Africa, Growthpoint Properties has values that are deeply embedded in our business activities and decisions. Our end goal is to always ensure that we remain a corporate citizen that can demonstrate its responsibility to our internal and external stakeholders. Our responsibility to our investors, our staff, our tenants, our suppliers and the South African community at large remains our driving force to ensure that we have a positive impact.
Our corporate citizenship activities includes all functions relating to Corporate Social Investment, Enterprise Development, Transformation, Sustainability Disclosure and Social and Ethics Reporting.
Growthpoint Properties’ societal purpose is intrinsically linked to our long-term sustainable impact within the business and community engagement. Our purpose is to ensure that our corporate responsibility is based on these key factors:
- Purpose & values
- Leadership & governance
- Corporate impact
- Inclusive business/ shared value
- Advocacy/ active citizenship
- Stakeholder engagement
- Knowledge sharing/ partnerships
As the first JSE-listed REIT to achieve a Level One B-BBEE Contributor certification according to Property Sector Codes, Growthpoint Properties is committed to the principles of social and economic transformation and empowerment on all levels. We drive transformation by investing in people and skills that will grow our business, our sector and South Africa.
The Property Sector Charter constitutes the framework for transformation in the property sector, and Growthpoint is committed to its implementation in our business. Going beyond this, we embrace the intention behind it.
For Growthpoint, our transformation journey supports our sustainability, and we have achieved significant milestones over the years that show the importance we give it. We prioritise transformation because we believe it is non-negotiable to be diverse, inclusive and transformed. For Growthpoint Properties we prioritise Transformation beyond compliance.
Growthpoint’s enterprise and supplier development initiative has established a decade-long track record of meaningful impact on growing sustainable small businesses. Property Point builds on our commitment to job creation.
In fact, we are driven by the belief that small business can make a big impact – and we are committed to providing the tools, skills and support to make it happen. Acting as a bridge between SMEs and procurement, the program unlocks real supply chain opportunities, ensuring sustainable transformation and job creation. Property Point takes a two-pronged approach to development. It runs:
- A two-year incubation program for select SMEs
- A general information program that is open to all interested entrepreneurs called To The Point sessions
To read more on the incredible successes of our beneficiaries, please visit www.propertypoint.org.za
Corporate Social Investment
We intentionally work with historically disadvantaged and marginalised communities, creating opportunities for them to thrive. Our social investment activities focus on supporting them, sustainably, through the three pillars of investment; education, skills development and enterprise & supplier development.
We deliver value to local communities through strategic, high impact partnerships with the potential to optimise our carefully focused investments. Our funding is focused on the educational value chain, providing improved education quality output for our beneficiaries.