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GPT has a range of policies and protocols to guide employees in their day-to-day work activities and to support high standards of ethical and professional behaviour. Our people are required to understand and adhere to the Group's policies.
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Anti-Bribery, Fraud and Corruption Prevention Policy

Fraud and/or corruption, including bribery, in all forms are behaviours that are contrary to GPT’s values and culture. GPT is actively committed to preventing fraud and corrupt conduct throughout the organisation.

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Biodiversity Policy

The GPT Group aims to be an overall positive contributor to environmental sustainability, aspiring to positively contribute to sustainable and resilient communities and ecosystems through the protection of biodiversity.

We believe that responsibly managing our biodiversity impacts will enable us to strategically assess biodiversity-related risks and opportunities in managing our investments, anticipate and respond proactively to emerging regulations and societal expectations, and play our part in working towards our aspiration of sustainable and resilient communities.

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Climate Change & Energy Policy

We understand the scientific imperative to immediately reduce carbon emissions in order to avoid dangerous climate change and to continue to monitor and assess adaptation risks and opportunitise arising from climate change impacts on our assets and business. The GPT Group will be carbon neutral and resilient to the impacts of climate change.

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Code of Conduct Policy

We are proud of GPT's longstanding reputation for applying the highest ethical and moral standards in all its dealings.

The Code of Conduct sets out the standards of conduct we expect at GPT as we work to be the most respected property company in Australia.

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Community Engagement & Development Policy

The GPT Group aims to be a highly trusted property manager and developer wherever we operate and in doing so return value to our communities as well as our investors. We consider these outcomes to be complementary as the health and resilience of our local communities and the trust we build with them will be reflected in the performance of our assets and success of our business. 

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Conflicts Management Policy

The policy provides guidance principally in respect of conflicts arising from the existence of obligations owed by certain Directors to other corporate entities, but also in respect of conflicts arising from any material personal interests held by the Directors. The policy provides for the establishment of procedures to facilitate good corporate governance and legal compliance with duties arising under statute.

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Continuous Disclosure Policy

The purpose of this policy is to assist GPT to comply with its Continuous Disclosure Obligations by establishing a framework to enable disclosure to investors and the market in a timely and transparent manner. 

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Customer Engagement Policy

The GPT Group aims to be a highly trusted property manager and developer wherever we operate and in doing so return value to our communities as well as our investors. We consider these outcomes to be complementary as the health and resilience of our local communities and the trust we build with them will be reflected in the performance of our assets and success of our business. 

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Diversity & Inclusion Policy

GPT promotes a diverse and inclusive workplace where employee differences such as sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, race, beliefs, age, or abilities are valued. The unique skills, perspectives and experience that our employees possess promotes greater creativity and innovation that better reflects and serves the needs of our diverse customer base, ultimately driving improved business performance. 

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Employee Engagement Policy

GPT aims to utilise the collective skills, capabilities and experience of all GPT employees in pursuit of our business objectives.

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Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Behaviour Policy

GPT is committed to providing a safe, healthy, inclusive, collaborative and productive environment for all of our employees and workers associated with the company. We seek to ensure that our workplace is an environment free from unfair treatment, discrimination, harassment, vilification, bullying and conflict by minimising conduct and actions or activities which may lead to personal injury, including unacceptable behavior.

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Grievance Policy

GPT aspires to foster a unified, authentic and courageous workplace in which all employees respect each other’s diverse range of experiences and backgrounds. To maintain a collaborative work environment, GPT ensures that employees have every opportunity to express grievances and have them resolved in a fair, equitable and prompt manner.

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Health and Safety Policy

GPT is committed to ensuring that the operations of the Group are conducted in a manner which safeguards the health and wellbeing of all our stakeholders including employees, tenants, contractors, customers and members of the public who are either present at, or affected by our assets.

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Learning & Development Policy

GPT aims to attract, retain, and deploy the best talent in the market in order to achieve optimal business outcomes. To achieve this aim GPT believes it is essential that the GPT employee value proposition contains a substantial and authentic commitment to supporting the career development of our employees through continuous learning.

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Materials & Waste Management Policy

We recognise that, globally, resources are being consumed and waste is being generated at unsustainable rates. The GPT Group will procure, use and recover materials in a closed loop, circular manner, reducing the disposal of waste generated by occupants and users of our assets and in our developments.

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Modern Slavery Statement

This Modern Slavery Statement is an important part of GPT’s commitment to foster a corporate environment that sets the highest standards of ethical and professional behaviour. It is our first Statement in accordance with the Act.

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Personal Dealing Policy

As employees within the investment management industry, KMPs and Employees must recognise that their actions must at all times withstand scrutiny from within the GPT Group, Securityholders, joint venture partners, regulators and the general public when considering personal investment opportunities.

This policy is designed to help ensure that each employee of GPT, and GPT as a whole, comply both with the formal regulatory environment and with the standards of moral and ethical behaviour expected of us.

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Privacy Policy

GPT believes that the privacy of its information is critical. The Privacy Policy contains information on our policies and practices relating to privacy.

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Risk Management Policy

The GPT Group’s risk management approach incorporates culture, people, processes and systems to enable the organisation to realise opportunities whilst managing actual and potential risks.

GPT recognises the requirement for effective risk management as a core capability and consequently all employees are expected to be managers of risk.

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Selection and Appointment of Directors Policy

While the election of Directors is ultimately a matter for GPT’s Securityholders, the Board plays an important role in the selection and recommendation of potential candidates for Securityholder vote.

This policy sets out the process and the guidelines for the selection and appointment of independent, nonexecutive directors.

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Supplier Code of Conduct

The Supplier Code of Conduct outlines GPT’s fundamental expectations of its suppliers regarding their activities in the production and delivery of goods and services supplied directly to GPT.

The Supplier Code of Conduct supports GPT’s values, purpose and strategy, as well as internationally recognised standards and appropriate codes of practice.

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Supplier Policy

GPT is committed to being a sustainable business, and aspires to be an overall positive contributor to our communities, people and the environment. We recognise that our performance depends on that of our suppliers and we aim to work in partnership with them in delivering shareholder value and in working towards our vision to create and sustain environments that enrich people’s lives.

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Sustainability Policy

GPT aims to be a sustainable business that delivers long-term shareholder value. We see our ability to effectively manage our sustainability performance as a major opportunity for GPT and its investors. We also recognise that the way we approach this presents a significant opportunity to enhance shared value for all our stakeholders.

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Tax Transparency Report 2020

The GPT Group is committed to managing its tax obligations responsibly and in compliance with all laws and regulations.

The Board of Taxation has released a Tax Transparency Code (“TTC”) that recommends a set of principles and minimum standards on the disclosure of tax information for businesses. The GPT Group has voluntarily adopted the TTC recommendations and publishes this document as part of the Group’s commitment to tax transparency. 

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Please see below for previous Tax Transparency Reports:

GPT Tax Transparency Report - 2019

GPT Tax Transparency Report - 2018

GPT Tax Transparency Report - 2017

GPT Tax Transparency Report - 2016

Water Policy

We recognise that water is a constrained but essential resource to the sustainability of our business and to society more broadly, especially within Australia. The GPT Group will be water neutral in our operations and resilient to water scarcity and extreme rain events.

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Whistleblower Policy

GPT is committed to creating and maintaining a culture of corporate compliance and ethical behaviour in which employees are responsible and accountable, behave with honesty and integrity and are able to raise concerns regarding unethical, unlawful or undesirable conduct, without fear of reprisal.

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Charters & Constitutions
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Audit Committee Charter
Board Charter
Constitution – GPT Management Holdings Limited
Constitution – General Property Trust
Human Resources and Remuneration Committee Charter
Nomination Committee Charter
Sustainability & Risk Committee Charter