Over 20 years of sustainability

We have demonstrated strong progress on environmental and social sustainability for more than two decades. Explore highlights from our sustainability journey below.

2002

2002 report

Published our first Environment and Social Report.

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2004

Exchange House

Launched Sustainability Brief for Developments.

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2007

UK GBC

Founding member of the UK Green Building Council.

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2008

BREEAM

Launched Community Investment Fund.

Delivered first BREEAM Excellent projects.

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2009

UN Global Compact

Signatory to the UN Global Compact.

Introduced smart energy management system.

Completed first whole life carbon assessments.

View our latest UN Global Compact Communication on Progress

2011

Young Readers

Launched Community Charter, laying the foundation for today’s Local Charter.

Started Young Readers Programme partnership.

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2014

GRESB

GRESB European sector leader for the first time.

Launched the first Supply Chain Charter

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2015

Wellbeing Principles

Introduced wellbeing principles for all our places.

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2016

Queen's Award

Queen’s Award for lasting economic, social and environmental achievements.

Launched Regent’s Place Customer Community Fund – an industry first.

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2017

Bright Lights

Launched Bright Lights, our skills and employment programme.

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2020

Pathway to Net Zero

Launched 2030 sustainability strategy – commitment to be net zero by 2030.*

Introduced internal carbon levy of £60 per tonne on embodied carbon in developments.

Launched Transition Vehicle to fund energy efficiency improvements.

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2021

100 Liverpool Street

Science Based Targets initiative validated our carbon reduction targets.

Delivered first net zero carbon and BREEAM Outstanding development at 100 Liverpool Street .

2,100+ people supported into employment through Bright Lights since it began.

Marked our 10-year Young Readers partnership with landmark socio-economic research.

Disclosed ethnicity pay gap for first time.

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2022

1 Triton Square

GRESB global sector leader for developments.

Completed net zero carbon audits across our standing portfolio.

Contributed £2.9m of affordable space to local communities.

More on creative use of affordable space

2023

NDT Broadgate

Launched £25m Social Impact Fund to 2030, expanding long-term community investment.

Pioneered NABERS UK 5* for energy performance at 1 Broadgate.

Linked energy and carbon targets to executive remuneration.

Research revealed our NDT Broadgate partnership created £40m economic boost for the UK.

More on 1 Broadgate's sustainability journey

Sustainability Progress Report 2023

Sustainability Report 2023

Sustainability Strategy 2030

Sustainability Strategy 2030

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