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Climate change mitigation & resilience

Committed to net zero carbon by 2030

Climate change mitigation & resilience

Committed to net zero carbon by 2030

Climate change mitigation is a cornerstone of our ESG strategy. In recent years, we have made significant progress on decreasing greenhouse house emissions and we are now taking our climate ambitions one step further, with our commitment to be a net zero carbon business by 2030.

Net zero carbon by 2030

To reach our goal to become a net zero carbon business by 2030, we are reducing our emissions across our operations and value chain in line with our approved science-based targets, which are in turn aligned with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
Read our Net Zero Carbon Pathway

Our Carbon Footprint

The GHG Protocol Corporate Standard classifies a company’s greenhouse gas emissions into three ‘scopes’:

  • Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions from owned or controlled sources, such as gas and fugitive emissions.
  • Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy, i.e. our electricity consumption. Scope 2 can be reported as location-based or market-based. A location-based method reflects the average emissions intensity of the grid whereas a market-based method reflects emissions from electricity purchased from a supplier, allowing zero emissions to be reported for contracts on a renewable energy tariff. Workspace procures 100% renewable electricity.
  • Scope 3 emissions are all indirect emissions (not included in Scope 2) that occur in the value chain, including both upstream and downstream emissions. The majority of our Scope 3 emissions are from the embodied carbon associated with our refurbishment and redevelopment activities.

Our Scope 1 and 2 emissions make up only 17% of our total emissions, and are the operational emissions that we have control over and therefore take full responsibility for. The majority of our Scope 3 emissions are associated with our refurbishment and redevelopment activities.

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