Sustainability strategy

The three pillars of our 2030 sustainability strategy are Greener Spaces, Thriving Places and Responsible Choices.

Sustainability is fundamental to our business at British Land. The decisions we make are environmentally and socially intelligent, as well as making sound financial sense. This is central to creating Places People Prefer.

We continue to make great progress towards the targets set out in our 2030 Sustainability Strategy. Visit Performance to find out more.

Greener Spaces

We have committed to achieving a net zero carbon portfolio by 2030 and have set out clear targets to reduce both the embodied carbon in our developments and the operational carbon across our portfolio.

40 %

Reduction in operational carbon intensity (offices) vs 2019

Thriving Places

We are committed to making a long-lasting, positive social impact in our communities by collaboratively addressing local priorities. We focus our resources on three key areas: education, employment and affordable space. Our £25m Social Impact Fund provides vital funding for charities and projects in and around our places.

£ 12.5 m

Social value generated, including £1.9m affordable space

Responsible Choices

We advocate responsible business practices across British Land and throughout our supply chain. We have three key areas of focus: responsible employment; diversity and inclusion; responsible procurement.

100 %

British Land employees paid at least the Real Living Wage

Sustainability Leadership

Our continued strong performance in sustainability is evidenced by our high ratings on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) benchmarks.

5 *

GRESB rating for Developments – Global Sector Leader

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Our 2030 sustainability focus areas align to the UN Sustainable Development Goals: 8 – decent work and economic growth, and 12 – responsible consumption and production, and are underpinned by 17 – partnership for the goals.

Decent work and economic growth

Responsible consumption and production

Partnerships for the goals

Sustainability Progress Report 2023

Sustainability Report 2023

Sustainability Strategy 2030

Sustainability Strategy 2030

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