About This Report
We publish our sustainability report annually to share insights and data about the environmental, social and economic challenges facing our business, and the way in which we respond to these issues.
Scope

This is our seventh annual sustainability report, and it covers the business activities of the Charter Hall Group within Australia for the financial year ending 30 June 2018 (FY18). General disclosures about our policies and approach relate to Charter Hall Group and its managed funds. In alignment with our structure and approach to sustainability management, specific disclosures in relation to management’s approach may be at a Group level or broken down by asset class–office, industrial, retail–with environmental performance data broken down by fund where appropriate.

We comply with applicable environmental standards and regulations and report our greenhouse gas emissions and energy use annually under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act (NGER) 2007.

Unless otherwise stated, environmental data in this report pertains exclusively to the assets and activities within Charter Hall’s operational control, as defined by NGER, and does not include data for entities outside the organisation (e.g. tenants, suppliers, contractors).

Financial information contained in this report is based on Charter Hall Group’s Securityholder Review and Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2018 (FY18), unless otherwise stated. This report also contains content and data specific to Charter Hall Retail REIT (ASX: CQR) and Charter Hall Long WALE REIT (ASX: CLW), along with our unlisted funds.

External assurance

Charter Hall commissioned Deloitte Australia to provide assurance across a selection of our FY18 non–financial performance metrics. This included reasonable assurance for our energy consumed and emissions produced data, and limited assurance across other environmental and people data within this report. Our assurance statement can be viewed here.

Global Reporting Initiative

This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option. For further details about our performance against GRI disclosures, please refer to the GRI index.