Canary Wharf Group plc (CWG) has been named in the top 60 green companies in the UK by the Sunday Times, in its 2010 Best Green Companies list for the third year running.

Canary Wharf Group plc (CWG) has been named in the top 60 green companies in the UK by the Sunday Times, in its 2010 Best Green Companies list for the third year running.

CWG, the property development firm, was placed 22 out of 60 companies on the list from all business sectors, an improvement of 8 places compared to last year. This is the second time the Group as a whole has received the tribute. In 2008 Canary Wharf Contractors Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of CWG, was named on the initial list.

George Iacobescu, Chief Executive at Canary Wharf Group said: “We are delighted that our strategic thinking and action plan towards reduction of environmental impact has been recognised. We take our green responsibilities seriously and work together with our stakeholders to progress our environmental performance.”

“In order to support all the activity that takes place in the offices and over 200 shops, bars and restaurants at Canary Wharf, we have implemented a wide range of long-term schemes to protect the environment and encourage recycling and biodiversity.”

The final score consists of two parts, an Employer Survey and an Employee Survey which 40% of the workforce must complete. The survey found that 82% of staff think that the company supports local businesses and 72% feel that CWG encourages eco community initiatives. The group received particular credit for its concentration of green roofs and choosing barges over trucks.

Richard Caseby, Managing Editor of The Sunday Times, said: “The 60 companies listed are all at the forefront of making real environmental change. They are innovative, progressive and buzzing with new ideas.”