The Grosvenor Estate works hard to recognise and respond to its responsibilities as corporate citizen in all areas of its business. It engages fully in the public sphere, participating in industry and professional bodies and plays an active part in the wider communities within which we operate.
A long term, progressive, approach to stewardship guides the all activities of the Grosvenor Estate. We respect and aim to learn from the past and aim to build on the knowledge that has been amassed over hundreds of years to improve, to innovate and to look forward. We believe in looking after the land, the environment and the urban and rural communities with which we are involved to the highest standards. And we recognise that the key to long-term success is to give equal, if not greater, attention to the relationships that we have with our tenants and the wider community.
We are involved in a diverse range of communities from Grosvenor’s activities in some of the most dynamic cities in the world such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Vancouver and London to the Eaton Estate’s association with the historic city of Chester and the Family Investment Office’s management of rural estates in the UK and Spain. Each of these communities has its own culture, characteristics, issues and opportunities; the Grosvenor Estate enjoys being involved in these communities and takes seriously its commitment to being an active and responsible corporate citizen.
For many generations the Grosvenor family has been involved in philanthropy both in terms of financial giving and through its role as a responsible landlord. The giving has been conducted in a more structured way, through a charitable foundation, since 1964. Today the Westminster Foundation represents the charitable activities of the Grosvenor family and the Grosvenor Estate.
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