Why Sustainability is important to us
Our business is built around our customers. We provide flexible, innovative workspace for new and growing companies and we pride ourselves in our unique offering. This extends far beyond the space, location and value for money that we provide, but also resides in the sustainability strategy that we have embedded throughout our business. It differentiates us in the marketplace, makes us a ‘location of choice’ for our customers, creates stronger communities in the areas in which we operate and ensures that we manage our operations as efficiently as possible.
Managing our environmental impacts and improving our environmental performance is important to us and our customers. To ensure continuous improvement, targets are set and action plans are implemented for our assets, refurbishments and new developments. This year we improved our Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) scores and we were once again included in the FTSE4Good Index series.
With customers at the centre of our business, supporting them in driving their own success is fundamental to our culture. This year we continued to roll out a programme of networking events and business insight events with partner, Knowledge Peers, to educate customers on topical issues. These programmes have delivered huge benefits to our customers and we are committed to expanding these, as well as a number of other exciting projects, in the coming years.
While customers are at the centre of our business, the sites that we operate form the heart of the communities in which they sit. We believe that supporting those communities in education, employment, entrepreneurship, environment and enjoyment (through our E5 Programme) is fundamental to being a strong community partner. Building on these principles, this year we linked our own business with those of our customers to provide work experience placements for 71 students from 19 schools across London as part of this year’s InspiresMe week.
Moving forwards, we are committed to continuing to innovate and drive further positive change, both within our own business and in partnership with our suppliers, customers and local communities.
Chief Executive Officer