Our landmark buildings at Canary Wharf and elsewhere in London take pride of place in our capital city. They are testament to our ambition to design, build and manage the highest quality and most sustainable office, retail and leisure space in London.
Working closely with our tenants, neighbours, partners and suppliers, we have focused on developing the commercial buildings, parks and public spaces that make the Estate a pleasant place to work and visit, and the transport hubs that make it accessible.
Our Vision is to create inspiring, resilient places that have a positive impact. We want them to be home to vibrant and thriving mixed-use communities, to live and relax, as well as work in. We aim to create landmarks that express the values upon which our business is built, and through this, hope to be recognised as leaders in our community.
Our Sustainability Strategy
To guide us towards our vision, our Sustainability Strategy communicates our ambitions, requirements and actions, and informs day-to-day decisions relating to all aspects of our operations. To do this, we need to go beyond our own minimum requirements, as well as those required by assessment methods such as BREEAM and the Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH), in our project designs, construction processes and Estate operations.
In developing some of London’s most sought-after office, retail and leisure locations, we believe it is important to address the current economic, environmental and social needs of our stakeholders – and anticipate those of tomorrow – as efficiently, sustainably and responsibly as we can. We hold an internal workshop each year to identify the issues that are material to our business and other interested parties, and to ensure that our strategy meets our needs and those of our stakeholders. We intend to broaden this out to include external stakeholders this year.
This materiality assessment has helped us to focus our activities in four main areas, which we have used to structure our approach to sustainability:
What’s important to us
Our everyday actions have a bearing on the wider world, so we seek to understand and manage those impacts, prioritising those that are most relevant to our business and of most concern to our stakeholders. Doing this helps to minimise any negative aspects and maximise the benefits of our operations to our stakeholders and our business.
Informed by an ongoing stakeholder engagement programme and a materiality assessment, we seek to address our most important impacts, opportunities and risks. These priorities drive what we do as a business and form the basis of our annual reporting.