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  • A collection of Sustainabilityimages
  • A collection of Sustainabilityimages
  • A collection of Sustainabilityimages

As a major developer, we are very aware of our responsibility for ensuring that our sites have as little negative impact on the environment as possible. Our aim is simple: to create buildings that enhance the space they occupy, enrich the communities they create and meet the needs of today’s business without compromising the sustainability of tomorrow’s environment.

Throughout the lifecycle of our projects, from site preparation, through design and construction, to ongoing occupation, we collaborate with others to minimise energy, water and resource use and, in line with our long-term targets, use responsibly sourced materials and assist our suppliers and contractors in doing the same’ . We aim to achieve the highest BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes ratings on all new developments and work closely with new tenants to achieve their environmental targets.

We are proud to be a member of the UK Green Building Council, which champions sustainable building design and the Better Building Partnerships which promotes best practice to reduce carbon.

Our ambition is focused in the creation of the city of the future by making sustainable buildings and public spaces smarter. To achieve this, we have launched Cognicity challenge in October 2014 to identify the most innovative ‘smart cities’ technologies and pilot them at Canary Wharf. The challenge aimed to develop systems that respond to the needs of inhabitants and businesses across six workstreams. All our approach is informed by the Group’s Corporate Responsibility Policy and our ISO 14001:2004 certified Environmental Management System, which covers all of our activities. This enables us to improve on previous performance and demonstrate the importance we place upon environmental issues throughout the Group. Our environmental management system is certified and monitored by independent audits and our performance against annual targets is independently verified and reported in our Corporate Responsibility Report each year.

Canary Wharf boasts six acres of gardens and landscaped public space, including a number of green roofs. Each is a valuable wildlife resource that forms part of a wider network of green spaces. These, coupled with the docks surrounding the estate attract various species of plants, birds, fish and animals. We have created our own Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) which integrates with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Biodiversity Action Plan. The plan, which is currently being reviewed to cover the 2015-2019 period,incorporates targets from the UK and London Biodiversity Action Plans, as well as reflecting the growth of species inhabiting the Canary Wharf. Our aim is to create a habitat attractive to both our tenants and visitors on the Wharf. To fulfill these goals we are currently working to create a Biodiversity Action Group for the Estate.

Sustainability Reports