Canary Wharf Group Reports 8.5% Reduction in Emissions Over Last 3 Years – 26.09.16

Canary Wharf Group’s latest Sustainability Report gives a snapshot of its activity and commitments in four key areas: Making Great Places; Pioneering Innovation; Promoting Inclusive Growth; Optimising Our Performance. It is proud of its achievements but continues to strive to do more, so as well as celebrating its successes, the report also identifies its targets and points for improvement.

Report highlights:

Making Great Places

  • Canary Wharf Group portfolio GRESB 5 Green Star Rated
  • Canary Wharf Estate attracts phenomenal talent pool of 115,000 diverse people and companies
  • 16 million sq ft office and 1million sq ft retail created with 11million sq ft residential and mixed use planned

Pioneering Innovation

  • Home to Europe’s largest tech accelerator for finance, retail, cyber-security and future cities
  • First Project to be awarded Considerate Constructor Scheme ULTRASITE Status

Promoting Inclusive Growth

  • 43% of Group spending was on local companies
  • £2.87m total investment in community engagement projects and programmes
  • £1.2 billion local spend since 1997
  • £4.3 million the value of contracts won in 2015 by companies registered with SLPN

Optimising Our Performance

  • 8.5% reduction in emissions over last 3 years
  • 100% of Canary Wharf Group electricity from renewable sources
  • Zero waste to landfill across CWML-managed areas for sixth consecutive year
  • 7,772 m2 green and brown roofs planned
  • Four Projects achieved FSC ® Full Project Certification in 2015
  • Multiple industry awards and recognitions spanning stewardship, health & safety, environmental design & construction and contribution to the community

“Our Purpose is to create inspiring, resilient places that have a positive impact. We want the spaces we create to be home to vibrant, diverse and thriving mixed-use communities, places in which to live and relax as well as work. We aim to create landmarks that express the values upon which our business is built, hoping to be recognised as leaders in the community and in our industry.” Sir George Iacobescu CBE, Chief Executive and Chairman of Canary Wharf Group.

The independently assured report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. Click here to download our Sustainability Report

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Canary Wharf Group plc
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Notes to Editors

About Canary Wharf Group plc

Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16m sq ft of iconic London real estate, home to local and international companies and renowned retailers. It is diversifying into residential, recently built 20 Fenchurch Street in the City and is developing the Shell Centre on London’s South Bank. The Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.