We believe integrated thinking is fundamental to sustainable development and, as such, it has always been part of how the estate is managed. Our ambition is to systematically apply integrated thinking across our activities to optimise financial results and transparency, add value to communities and the natural environment, and enhance the estate’s living legacy.
Through our business model and under the leadership of The Duke of Cornwall, we approach our activities with commercial realism and social and environmental responsibility.
Understanding how we depend and impact on our inputs enables us to be efficient and responsible in the way we use and enhance them in the long term.
The estate’s property assets, financial investments, loans and cash
As an historic estate of 53,000 hectares, natural capital is a major resource
Our community relationships that support the effective management of the estate
Mainly buildings – some very old, some newly constructed – and renewable energy installations
Our people’s skills, capabilities, values and commitment, including our employees and Council and Committee members
The intellect, diversity and long-term service of our people, tenants and HRH as The Duke of Cornwall
Understanding what matters most to our stakeholders and which issues have the most material impact on our ability to create value helps us to manage risks and maximise opportunities.
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to support the public, charitable and personal activities of The Duke of Cornwall and his immediate family
while maintaining the quality and integrity of the estate
by listening and responding to local needs and priorities, and by promoting economic and social well-being
to maintain the estate for future generations
by working with farmers and other partners, and reducing the impact of the Duchy’s in-house operations
Through our approach and activities, we generate positive impacts for all stakeholders, balancing environmental, social and economic needs.
The Duchy of Cornwall is a private estate established by Edward III in 1337 to provide independence to his son and heir, Prince Edward.Read more
The Duchess of Cornwall supports her husband, The Prince of Wales, in carrying out his work and duties as Heir to The Throne and Duke of Cornwall.Read more