Landsec becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge

We believe that climate change demands urgent and universal action but that tackling the climate crisis cannot be achieved alone, that’s why we have become a signatory of The Climate Pledge.

At Landsec, sustainability is at the heart of everything we believe in and is central to our purpose. We pride ourselves on being the first commercial real estate company to have set a science-based target and are well on track to meeting this, having already reduced our emissions by 55% from our 2013/14 baseline. Our science-based target forms the foundation of our commitment to be net zero by 2030. A significant proportion of our emissions come from our construction activities and that’s why we continue to invest in innovative technologies that create sustainable places. Starting with The Forge, the UK’s first net zero building, all our future developments will be net zero.

What is The Climate Pledge?

The Climate Pledge is a commitment to net zero carbon by 2040 that forms a cross-sector community of companies and organisations, working together to tackle the climate crisis and solve the challenges of decarbonising our economy. The Climate Pledge was co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism in 2019.

"Initiatives like The Climate Pledge bring businesses together to share knowledge and best practice driving positive action. For this reason Landsec is proud to be a signatory of The Climate Pledge."

Jennie Colville

Head of ESG and Sustainability, Landsec

What does it mean to join The Climate Pledge?

The Climate Pledge calls on signatories to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040. Companies and organisations that sign the Pledge commit to three areas of action:

  • Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis;
  • Implement decarbonisation strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies;
  • Neutralise any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially-beneficial offsets to achieve net zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.

Click here for more information on our progress against our net zero commitment, or find out more about The Climate Pledge here.