Clarks Village has unveiled its inaugural Impact Report, charting its 30-year contribution to Somerset.

The retail destination, the first UK outlet of its kind, houses over 90 retailers and provides employment to 880 locals.

Beyond its retail offering, Clarks Village injects more than £116,000 of social value into the community.

This stems from initiatives like Landsec Futures, a £20m social impact fund that supports local initiatives.

Somerset County Gazette: Clarks Village is also committed to becoming a net zero carbon business by 2040

Additionally, the outlet collaborates with local charities including working alongside Key4Life, a local charity delivering youth rehabilitation programmes for early school leavers or school refusers to build skills and support them into further education or employment.

They also offer a series of education programmes with Ahead Partnership, supporting underrepresented individuals into the real estate industry.

Chris Davis, Centre Director at Clarks Village, said: "As a shopping outlet, we constantly strive to ensure we deliver a sustainable future which meets our guests’ expectations and create added value for our local community, customers, colleagues, and partners.

"Our purpose sits at the heart of everything we do, in the way we create sustainable places, realise potential and serve a vibrant community."

Environmental efforts also feature with the commitment to becoming a net zero carbon business by 2040, with 100% of electricity from renewable sources and over 70% of waste recycled.