MULTI MALL MANAGEMENT Portugal is the first management company in the shopping center management industry to receive an EMAS certification
Continuing with its policy of sustainability, Multi Mall Management Portugal achieved the Certification EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) with the management of Almada Forum for the first time in the world in the shopping center industry.
This Certification represents the Excellence, Performance, Credibility and Transparency of our Management, being Almada Forum the first Shopping Center in the world to achieve this Certification.
After having obtained in 2006 the Environmental Certification in accordance with the ISO 14001, Almada Forum manages to achieve an excellent environmental level with the Certification EMAS.
To the requirements defined by ISO 14001, the Certification EMAS adds the commitment of communicating and compromising to become aware (clearly and objectively) all the involved Partners – Investors, Tenants, Clients and the Community Environment Government Entities.
For António Matias Lopes, Multi Mall Management Managing Director Southern Europe: “It’s with great pride and satisfaction that we see our sustainability work recognized in this extraordinary way with a certification that represents the excellence in environmental management. Getting EMAS for Multi Mall Management on the management of the Almada Forum it’s a compromise with credibility, excellency and transparency on our projects.”
EMAS is a working tool for the companies and organizations that want to commit to evaluate, manage and improve their environmental performance, showing evidences to others according with their own standards of performance, the credibility of their management system and environmental accomplishment. Therefore, EMAS is established in an organization aiming the evaluation and improvement of the environmental performance, providing relevant information to the public and others interested in this area.
About MULTI MALL MANAGEMENT
Multi Mall Management is the company responsible for the management of the shopping centers and office parks. On the Portuguese market for 12 years, Multi Mall Management Portugal manages 12 shopping centers and 1 office park: Forum Aveiro, Armazéns do Chiado, Forum Algarve, Parque Mondego, Almada Forum, Forum Montijo, Forum Madeira, Forum Viseu, Forum Coimbra, Forum Sintra, Arquiparque II, Espaço Guimarães and Braga Retail Center, a portfolio with around 1400 tenants and more than 358.000 square meters of GLA, visited by around 85 million people per year.
About ALMADA FORUM
Almada Forum, managed by Multi Mall Management Portugal (MMMP), is opened since September 2002. With around 78.815 sqm, Almada Forum is one of the largest shopping centers of the country, with three international awards, standing out the distinction as Best Shopping Center of the World 2004 by the ICSC - International Council of Shopping Centers. In 2006, Almada Forum achieved the Environmental Management System Certification according with the regulation NP EN ISO 14001:2004.