Tuesday 28 May 2019 – Media Alert
Canary Wharf Group Defines the City of the Future in Latest Sustainability Report
Canary Wharf Group’s vision is to inspire positive impact by creating places that are healthy, thriving, sustainable and future-ready, and in its latest report, Making Sustainability Real it defines the City of the Future as Circular, Positive, Innovative, Responsible and Measured. The Group also calls for greater collaboration, as it acknowledges the need for urgency to tackle the global challenges facing all of us.
Sir George Iacobescu CBE, Chief Executive and Chairman of Canary Wharf Group plc: “Our children are demanding a better world for all life on Earth. Science warns us that we must act now if we are to stabilise our climate and halt the environmental degradation that mankind has set in motion. There is time to resolve this, though time is not on our side. We are proud of our achievements – there are many in this report – but we are not standing still. We know there is more to do and, in this activity, we are seriously engaged. Please join us in Making Sustainability Real”
Highlights for 2018 include:
- £1.84 billion business generated for east London companies since 1997
- £239 million spend was with local businesses in 2018
- £20.5 million total investment in community engagement projects since 2009
- 100% of CWG electricity purchased from renewable sources since 2012
- 10 successive years of ZERO waste to landfill from Canary Wharf managed areas
- 10-year Biodiversity Action Plan launched in 2018
- 600+ entries to Canary Wharf Wildlife Photography Competition
- 2.3 million coffee cups recycled in 2018
The independently assured report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core Option.
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
Notes to Editors:
About Canary Wharf Group:
Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16.5m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.
The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens.
It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.