Sustainability

Industry-Leading Approach to Sustainability

Macerich's smart investments and dedicated focus on environmental stewardship over many years continued to deliver key benefits for the company and our environment in 2020. An industry leader in sustainability, Macerich has set the goal of becoming the first in our industry to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, decades ahead of the targets laid out by the Paris Agreement. Our approach addresses corporate responsibility, operations and asset management, sustainable development, and community engagement.

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY: Encourage and implement tools and programs that contribute to an environmentally focused, efficient and effective organization.

OPERATIONS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT: Provide a healthy, clean and efficient environment for employees, retailers and shoppers.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: Add value through sustainable building practices that are socially, environmentally and economically responsible.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Provide leadership and promote sustainability with our partners, retailers, guests and vendors, and in our communities.

Highlights

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41,439,248 KWH Solar and Clean Energy Produced On-Site
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31% Energy from Renewable and Clean Sources
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51% Waste Diversion Rate from Landfill
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Committed to Science Based Targets And the Business Ambition for 1.5°C Campaign

Corporate Responsibility Report

Our company is an industry leader in sustainability, and this report details our cross-disciplinary efforts to minimize our carbon footprint while maximizing our positive impact on our communities.

Property Certifications

Macerich demonstrates our commitment to sustainability in building design by putting our principles into practice to reduce the environmental impacts of our buildings.

U.S. Green Building Council USGBC
LEED Certified Properties Four Properties Certified
Code for a Sustainable Built Environment BREEAM
BREEAM Certified Properties 11 Properties Certified
Safeguard Hygiene Excellence Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas Certification Portfolio Wide

Awards

Macerich is regularly recognized in sustainability and has been recognized for its commitment and performance in creating a more sustainable future.

GRESB
GRESB 2015-2020
CDP Disclosure Insight Action A List 2020 Climate
CDP A List 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020
EPA Green Power Partner
EPA Green Power Partner Top 30 On-Site Generation 2014-2020
Barron's
Top 5 Mall REIT America's Most Sustainable Companies, 2020
GRESB
GRESB Green Star 2014-2020
NAREIT
NAREIT Leader in the Light 2014-2018

Green Building and Operational Excellence

The Oaks

The Oaks

First BREEAM certified building in the United States.
Kings Plaza

Kings Plaza

On-site power generation supplies 100 percent of electricity.

Our Environmental Objectives

Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2030

Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2030

On track: 9% reduction in grid-tied energy consumption and 25% reduction in overall energy consumption from 2015; 10% of energy generated by on-site solar and fuel cell systems; 9% of energy procured through renewable sources.

Achieve Zero Waste

Achieve Zero Waste

On track: 28% water reduced from 2015; 28% reduction in solid waste; 51% diversion rate reached in 2020.

Increase Active Stakeholder Engagement in Sustainability

Increase Active Stakeholder Engagement in Sustainability

Provide leadership and promote sustainability with our partners, retailers, guests and vendors, and in our communities.

Fully Integrate Sustainability Practices and Principles

Fully Integrate Sustainability Practices and Principles

Our commitment to environmental stewardship, reducing our energy consumption and carbon footprint, sustainable building and development, operational excellence, and responsible clean energy investments yields significant cost savings, heightened appeal to tenants, community engagement, and greater resiliency of our properties.

2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

Read our 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report for more information on Macerich's commitment to our environmental goals.

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