Communities and economic contribution
We create value by supporting high-quality employment and training, investing in the local economy and bringing people together to create positive and lasting change
Our centres are at the heart of their local communities and our actions have a direct impact. We want to make sure it's a positive one.
For our centres and brands to flourish, we need to invest in our communities and to make sure there are the right skills in the local area to support our leisure and recruitment needs. We also have a role in responding to social needs and supporting causes important to our communities. We do this by working with our stakeholders to tackle social problems, develop education and training opportunities and create shared value.
jobs supported across the UK
Our contribution in 2018
Our centres are great places for visitors to shop, eat and enjoy themselves – and engines for creating dynamic economic and social value. Research into the economic benefits of our portfolio has found that our destinations are worth nearly £5 billion to the economy and supported more than 130,000 jobs across the country last year.
Working together helps to spread autism awareness and transform the lives of autistic people and their families."
Head of partnerships, National Autistic Society
We work in partnership with local organisations on initiatives that bring prosperity and encourage inclusivity. We focus on supporting economic inclusion by improving skills and creating employment opportunities. We also invest in partnerships that address health and wellbeing, accessibility and youth inclusion.
Supporting local economies and employment
We make a significant economic contribution to our communities and have an enduring social and economic impact in these areas. We bring considerable investment and employment to our local communities through employment (in several areas we are the largest local employer), the taxes we pay, and by retaining local spending within communities. We empower and equip people to be ready for work through a range of skills and employability programmes.
Health and wellbeing
Ensuring healthy and happy communities is central to our purpose. We want to help our customers and our staff improve their wellbeing and get involved in looking after their communities.
Our goal is to be known as the accessible destination of choice by providing the right support and enabling our customers to visit our centres as independently as possible.
Charity and community support
Our high-footfall locations allow us to support charities to promote themselves and their causes to the wider public and raise funds in our centres.
Employee volunteering and wellbeing
Our people are one of our biggest assets and one of the most valuable things we can offer to the community is our time and expertise. Volunteering also benefits our employees’ well-being and we want to make sure we support our employees to live healthy and happy lives.
people reached in the community
hours donated to the community
Sustainability report 2019
Our 2019 sustainability report describes our journey from 2010 to 2019, highlighting some of our achievements and challenges. In it, we also outline the framework, ambitions and scope of our new 2030 sustainability strategy
Sustainability report 2019
Sustainability at intu
As a responsible business we want to create lasting prosperity for the communities where our centres are located, for our business and for all our stakeholders
Read more about CR at intu
Dementia Action Week 2019
Over a third of people living with dementia feel lonely or have lost touch with their friends following a diagnosis.
Growing greener at intu Milton Keynes
At intu Milton Keynes we installed the region’s largest living wall as part of our car park refurbishment project.