All Citycon shopping centres to participate in Earth Hour campaign

Citycon Oyj Press release 21 March 2011

All 33 Citycon shopping centres will participate in the worldwide climate campaign organised by the WWF, where people around the world turn off the lights for one hour on the same day. The theme of this year's campaign is “It's time to go beyond the hour”, as the WWF urges participants to pledge to continue climate-friendly action after Earth Hour. Earth Hour 2011 will take place on Saturday, 26 March at 8.30-9.30 p.m.

During Earth Hour, lighting in the Citycon shopping centres will be reduced by switching off advertising lights, among others. All Citycon shopping centres – 22 in Finland, 8 in Sweden and 3 in the Baltic countries – will participate in the campaign nationally. Each shopping centre will participate in its own way, ensuring that no danger is posed to the general public.

“First and foremost, Earth Hour is an expression of support. Turning off the lights symbolises our common concern about accelerating climate change. Citycon wants to lead the way and promote sustainable development in the shopping centre business. Globally, since real estate accounts for around 30-40 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions, the real estate industry plays a significant role in preventing and reducing emissions,” says Kirsi Borg, Vice President, Sustainability, at Citycon Oyj. 

Citycon gives wide coverage to environmental responsibility in its sustainability report. The report includes data on its environmental performance, with key figures on energy and water consumption, waste recycling rates, and the carbon footprint of the company’s business operations. The 2010 report also gives the development of key figures during 2009 and 2010.

The 33 shopping centres of Citycon Oyj participating in the Earth Hour campaign are as follows:

 

Finland

Espoo Espoontori, Heikintori, Iso Omena and Lippulaiva  
Helsinki Columbus  
Jyväskylä Forum and Jyväskeskus  
Kouvola Valtari  
Lahti Trio  
Lappeenranta IsoKristiina  
Oulu Galleria  
Pori IsoKarhu  
Rovaniemi Sampokeskus  
Salo Linjuri  
Seinäjoki Torikeskus  
Tampere DUO, Koskikeskus and Tullintori  
Valkeakoski Koskikara  
Vantaa Isomyyri, Myyrmanni and Tikkuri  
   
 
Sweden
 
The Gothenburg area Stenungs Torg
The Stockholm area Liljeholmstorget, Jakobsbergs Centrum, Tumba Centrum, Åkersberga Centrum, Åkermyntan Centrum and Fruängen Centrum
Umeå Strömpilen
   
Estonia   
Tallinn Rocca al Mare and Magistral 
   
Lithuania   
Vilnius  Mandarinas 

  


For further information, please contact:

Citycon Oyj
Kirsi Borg, Vice President, Sustainability
kirsi.borg@citycon.fi
Tel. +358 40 557 6526

http://www.citycon.fi/sustainability/

 
 

Citycon Oyj

Citycon, an active owner and long-term developer of shopping centres, creates the framework for successful retail. Its retail properties serve both consumers and retailers. The company pays special attention to environmental factors and well-being in the areas surrounding its retail properties. Citycon is the market leader in the Finnish shopping centre business, with a strong position in Sweden and a firm foothold in the Baltic countries. The company owns or manages 34 shopping centres and 46 other retail properties.

www.citycon.com

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