We are committed to delivering positive environmental and social impacts in the places we are active, ensuring the well-being of our staff, tenants, occupiers, purchasers and the local communities who spend time in and around our assets.
Central to our way of working is the belief that the wellbeing of our staff, occupiers and the local communities who spend time in and around our assets is of the utmost importance.
So, we drive positive change across our portfolio by ensuring we innovate, for example by trialling new sustainable building materials or measuring the air quality in and around our assets, as well as by integrating sustainability measures into all our investment decisions and during the building design process.
We are actively working towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals relevant to the built environment, and we support projects that allow our portfolio to receive vital ESG accreditations including BREEAM, LEED and GRESB.
Net zero carbon
In 2019, we established bold environmental targets, becoming one of the first real estate companies to commit to achieving net zero carbon across our directly managed portfolio by 2030, and net zero embodied and operational carbon across the entire portfolio, directly and indirectly managed, by 2050.
As part of our mission to create a healthier and more sustainable future in our cities, we are prioritising the improvement of air quality in and around our assets. We constantly monitor air quality performance so we can use a data-led approach to implement the most effective improvement solutions. We also work closely with municipalities, our occupiers and other third parties to widen the impact of our activity; extending air quality improvement measures to areas outside of our assets and sharing best practice.