Simon Sustainability Report 2020-2021

UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) are a blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future, covering a wide range of sustainable topics including climate change, environmental degradation, equal opportunities, and providing quality edu- cation. Simon is determined to align its sustainability strategy, program, and commitments to meet the underlying actions and priorities of the UNSDG and contribute towards a better world for all.

Simon has identified key areas where it can make a positive contribution toward achieving these UNSDGs. You can find more details of our 2020 initiatives throughout the report or you can click on the icons below for direct links to the dedicated sections.

Sustainable Cities and Communities By 2030, Simon aims to provide access to safe, affordable, and sustainable transport systems for all, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities, and older persons by improving road safety and expanding public transport. For this reason, we are rolling out EV charging stations to all centers. Simon aims to provide broad access to safe, inclusive, and accessible, green and public spaces across our retail portfolio, in particular for women and children, older persons, and persons with disabilities. Responsible Consumption and Production By 2030, Simon aims to substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse. Educating and collaborating with our tenants and visitors on recycling are essential focus points for Simon. Therefore, we have rolled out a tenant education program which outlines the availability of recycling programs, announces improved signage at centers, and regularly communicates reminders about proper implementation of recycling programs. We continue to explore innovative solu- tions for waste stream separation, collection, training, and hauling that can be scaled across Simon’s properties.

Education Through Simon Youth Foundation, we are able to substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant employment skills, including technical and vocational skills. Almost 22K students have benefited from this program since 1998.

Gender Equality Simon’s Diversity & Inclusion program supports and promotes equal opportunity for all. Additionally, the Simon Youth Foundation provides equal opportunities for all students that want to participate. A diverse group of students were enrolled in 2020- 2021, with nearly two-thirds from underrepresented groups and 48% were female students.

Climate change Thanks to updated protocols and procedures, Simon is able to add sustainable properties to its portfolio and anticipates addressing climate change in all business activities.

Affordable and Clean Energy By purchasing renewable energy Simon is able to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal in utilizing clean energy across our portfolio. We are committed to increase the per- centage of renewable energy usage in the coming years to reduce our carbon impact.


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