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Headline Commitments Key
Achieve net zero carbon operational emissions from all directly managed buildings by 2030
Measure, report on and significantly reduce the carbon emissions embodied in the supply chain, development and tenant activity

Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment
Better Buildings Partnership Commitment

Advocacy & Influence

  • Launch of Supply Chain Charter and Sustainability Tool to measure scope 1, 2, 3 carbon within the supply chain.
  • Currently baselined scope 3 emissions.
  • Launch of new Sustainable Development Framework to guide development teams in considering reducing carbon in at the start of the design process for the whole life cycle of the building.
  • Use of online platform ‘One Click’ to measure and reduce the embodied carbon within the material specifications of our new developments.
  • Investing in R&D for new cement free concrete called CemFree where emissions from cement are avoided.
  • Retrofitted over 750 property units and continuing to retrofit the heritage buildings in our operational portfolio to use less energy.
  • Trialling innovate energy storage.
  • All directly managed buildings have 100% renewable energy.
  • Trained Senior Management Team on new commitments.
  • Large developments are required to measure and reduce embodied carbon e.g. Cundy Street Quarter has reduced embodied carbon by 20% against the original design.
  • Signed a letter to Theresa May advocating that businesses support governments net zero target by 2050.
  • Update green lease to influence tenants to reduce carbon, water and waste emissions.