Westfield is committed to serving the needs of the communities in which it operates. The company’s approach to corporate responsibility involves actively supporting hundreds of community initiatives through its shopping centres. While the programs for each local area and country may vary, at the heart of Westfield’s community efforts is helping children to develop and grow. This is done through philanthropic donations, fundraising, providing space in centres for community activities and events, working with local schools, and partnering with local charities to help raise both funds and awareness.

  • United States

    In the United States, the community efforts focus on enriching children lives through education. Westfield centres across the country collaborate with a local school on a project designed to positively impact the school, students, their families, and the community. Spaces in the Westfield centres have been used for local charity fundraising, served as a central location for relief efforts and community aid during national disasters, and most recently have been used to help educate shoppers about anti-bullying, with programs for children and events for youth and young adults that celebrated respect and kindness for all.

  • United Kingdom

    Rejuvenating areas and creating local jobs are the focal point of Westfield’s community efforts in the UK delivering three major retail regeneration projects in Derby (now divested) and the two London centres in Shepherd’s Bush and Stratford (the first piece of the 2012 Olympic legacy). These projects have created 25,000 new jobs in the UK and over 30,000 construction jobs across its three centre developments. Helping children is another area of focus and in 2013 Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City worked with their key charity partner Save the Children on a variety of levels.