STRIDES IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Goodman is more focused than ever on energy efficiency and more sustainable business. To this end, we have introduced design initiatives such as installing LED lights with daylight sensors in our warehouses and translucent panels and skylights to maximise natural lighting.
We are using more solar panels on our rooftops and our customers are increasingly evaluating the benefits of doing the same. In Japan, we have more than 16 mega watts of solar photovoltaic cells installed across our portfolio. In Australia, we completed five solar installations in the last year, with four more in planning phase.
Since 2012 we have decreased the energy consumption of our Australian operations by around 15%, by selling less energy efficient properties and achieving greater energy efficiency due to capital investment into buildings.
It is crucial we maintain the most effective blend of experience and contemporary vision on our Board. After 12 years of service on the Board, Anne Keating and John Harkness are retiring. Both were instrumental in transitioning Goodman from its Australian base to become one of the leading global industrial property groups providing competitive returns on a sustainable basis. I thank them for their contribution.
Philip Fan is also retiring from the Board to pursue his interests in Greater China. Philip’s service since 2011 has been valuable in Goodman’s expansion in China.
I wish all of them well in their future endeavours.
As part of the Board renewal process, I am delighted to welcome Stephen Johns to the Board as a Non-Executive Director. Stephen brings much experience through his eminent career as Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Brambles. Among other roles, Stephen had a long career with Westfield Group as an Executive and Non-Executive Director. We look forward to his contribution.
THANK YOU TO OUR PEOPLE
Goodman’s strong result is owed not only to the consistent implementation of our global strategy but also to the outstanding team of individuals who implemented it. I would like to sincerely thank all our employees for their contribution and of course, our investors and customers for their continued support.
Mr. Ian Ferrier AM,