Our commitments

Sustainability performance at a glance 2017/18

Our commitments and progress to date

Creating jobs and opportunitites

Community employment

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Commitment (Existing)

Help a total of 1,200 disadvantaged people to secure jobs by 2020.
 

Progress
On track

Employment secured for 1,149 people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Fairness

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Commitment (Existing)

Ensure the working environments we control are fair and ensure that everyone who is working on our behalf – within an environment we control – is paid at least the Foundation Living Wage by 2020.
 

Progress
On track

Continue to be an accredited Living Wage employer. Launched our new Sustainability Charter setting out our expectations of our partners.

Diversity

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Commitment (Existing)

Make measurable improvements to the profile – in terms of gender, ethnicity and disability – of our employee mix.

Progress
On track

We have made clear progress in three out of four of our stated diversity targets this year.

Health, safety and security

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Commitment (Existing)

Maintain an exceptional standard of health, safety and security in all the working environments we control.

Progress
On track

Raised awareness of physical and cyber security in our own organisation and across our industry, and continued our work in improving industry standards on physical and mental health, without losing our focus on safety.

Efficient use of natural resources

Carbon

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Commitment (Existing)

Reduce carbon intensity together (kgCO2e/m2) by 40% by 2030 compared to a 2013/14 baseline, for property under our management for at least two years.

Progress
On track

Reduced carbon intensity by 28.6% compared to 2013/14 baseline.

Renewables

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Commitment (Existing)

  • –    Continue to procure 100% renewable electricity across our portfolio
  • –    Achieve 3 MW of renewable electricity capacity by 2030

Progress
Complete

Continue to procure 100% renewable electricity across our portfolio and at least 15% of gas volumes from green sources

Progress
On track

Renewable electricity capacity reached 1.4 MW

Energy

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Commitment (Existing)

Reduce energy intensity (kWh/m2) by 40% by 2030 compared to a 2013/14 baseline, for property under our management for at least two years.
 

Progress
On track

Reduced portfolio energy intensity by 14.3% compared to our 2013/14 baseline.
 

Commitment (Existing)

–    Send zero waste to landfill
–    At least 75% recycled across all our operational and construction activities by 2020

Progress
Complete

Diverting 100% from landfill

Progress
On track

Recycling 74.9%

Sustainable design and innovation

Resilience

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Commitment (Existing)

Assess and mitigate site-specific climate change adaptation risks that are material across our portfolio.

Progress
On track

Undertaken research to assess climate risk across the business, modelling different scenarios of warming. Disclosing against the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) for the first time.
 

Materials

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Commitment (New)

Source core construction products and materials from ethical and sustainable sources.

Progress
On track

Encouraging designers at 21 Moorfields and One Sherwood Street to specify materials from within the EU and using industrial by-products in concrete; thereby reducing our carbon emissions.
 

Biodiversity

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Commitment (Existing)

Maximise the biodiversity potential of all our development and operational sites and achieve a 25% biodiversity net gain across our five sites currently offering the greatest potential, by 2030.

Progress
On track

63 biodiversity enhancements have been identified across the five key sites. Ten measures installed since 2016/17.

Wellbeing

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Commitment (Existing)

Ensure our buildings are designed and managed to maximise wellbeing and productivity.

Progress
On track

BREEAM health and wellbeing criteria being used to assess and improve acoustics, air quality and daylighting in London development pipeline.