Our Approach

Following a comprehensive review of our 2013 sustainability strategy, we introduced our 2019 sustainability framework at the beginning of the year. The objective of this is to ensure that our business is resilient and responsive to changing stakeholder expectations and future events. It is fully aligned to our corporate vision, mission and purpose and centred on the delivery of ten objectives spread over three focus areas which enable us to effectively manage the ESG issues which are material to our business.

ESG Review 2020

ESG Review 2020

During the year 2019/20, we continued to build on our strong track record of sustainability achievements. We are particularly proud to report that:

  • Our score in the 2019 GRESB improved by 7 points, from 68 to 75, allowing us to maintain our 3-star rating
  • Landlord-controlled energy consumption reduced by 4% on a like-for-like basis compared to 2018/19, equating to a reduction of 15% against our 2015/16 baseline
  • Landlord-controlled, like-for-like carbon emissions decreased by 11% against 2018/19, a 44% reduction against our 2015/16 baseline year
  • Further energy and water-saving technologies have been installed at our properties, as well as photovoltaic (‘PV’) panels at Theale Logistics Park
  • Bolstered our climate risk management processes to support our response to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
  • Health and wellbeing reviews were carried out at four properties, with reference to best practice defined in the WELL standard

We work in partnership to deliver high quality, innovative, sustainable solutions that provide the best environment for businesses to thrive.

Tom Elliot
Property Director and Head of Sustainability