We at Ingka Centres and Matkus want to create positive impacts on people and the environment. In order to achieve this, we promote a balance between, for example, economic growth and environmental protection and renewal. We consider all solutions in terms of their long-term impact – we want to respond to people's needs without compromising the opportunities of future generations to respond to theirs.
By 2030, Ingka Group's goals are:
1. Healthy and responsible life – we inspire and enable people to have a better life within the planet's resources.
2. Environmentally friendly – we aim at waste-free and environmentally friendly operations and encourage the rest of the community to make positive choices.
3. Fairness and inclusiveness – we improve the wellbeing of millions of people by being an inclusive and people-centered brand, company and employer.
Deeds big and small in the daily operations of a shopping center
Matkus Shopping Center has reached the silver level of the international certification system LEED. LEED is an American, internationally comparable certification system for green properties. For more about the certification, see the U.S. Green Building Council website.
Matkus uses 100% green, certified electricity – we use solar, wind and hydropower. We have also paid attention to lighting: all lamps in the common areas and outside are energy-saving LED lamps.
Responsibility amounts to small everyday deeds, and this is our philosophy at Matkus. The customer toilets have a dual-flush system to save water. A half-flush actually consumes less than 50% of a full flush.
We promote waste sorting locally. The Ekorinki point is available to customers, and tenants in the shopping center can sort all waste types collected in the region that they create in their daily operations.
Collection points for Matkus shops
Many Matkus shops accept used and broken clothes, home textiles and sports equipment. Used textiles and equipment are re-sold or used in the manufacture of new products – this way any items that you no longer need do not end up as waste. See the list of shops below and check the collection principles on the shops' own websites.