CSR Recommendations Sunselect Property Group (SPG)


Assessment One: Business Report

1. Brief
You are a CSR consultant and you have been asked to write 1,000 word
Business Sustainability Report for the Sunselect Property Group in which you
make recommendations on how to improve the sustainable practices of the
Sunselect Property Group (SPG)* is an established and successful property developer based
in Sydney, NSW. The company has been developing commercial and residential properties
for over 50 years, but it has not kept pace with developments in sustainable building and its
reputation is suffering as a result.
In an effort to improve its CSR profile, the company is working on a low-rise, high-density
housing project called ‘The Greenfields Development’. This is aimed at providing affordable,
energy efficient housing that promotes sustainable living.
The CEO of SPG is drafting a proposal for the council, outlining areas on which the
development can focus in order to achieve its objective.
You are required to prepare a business report for SPG which gives recommendations on
sustainable practices for the project. In particular, the report should focus on:
1. Energy efficiency
2. Water consumption and management
3. Waste management


Sunselect Property Group (SPG) is an established property developer based in Sydney, NSW. SPG is involved in the development of commercial and residential properties. For more than 50 years, the company has been in the forefront providing NSW residents with commercial and residential houses, although it has lagged behind in integrating sustainability. This has dented the company’s image considering the growing consumers’ awareness on sustainability. As way of improving is public image, the company has set sight in developing a low-rise, high-density housing projected that will be referred to as “The Greenfield Development’. The aim of this project is to construct affordable housing units that will also integrate sustainability in all aspects.