Canary Wharf Group Defines the City of the Future in Latest Sustainability Report
May 28, 2019 - Canary Wharf Group’s vision is to inspire positive impact by creating places that are healthy, thriving, sustainable and future-ready, and in its latest report, Making Sustainability Real it defines the City of the Future as Circular, Positive, Innovative, Responsible and Measured. The Group also calls for greater collaboration, as it acknowledges the need for urgency to tackle the global challenges facing all of us.
“Our children are demanding a better world for all life on Earth.
Science warns us that we must act now if we are to stabilise our climate and halt the environmental degradation that mankind has set in motion.
There is time to resolve this, though time is not on our side.
We are proud of our achievements – there are many in this report – but we are not standing still.
We know there is more to do, and in this activity, we are seriously engaged.
Please join us in Making Sustainability Real”
Sir George Iacobescu CBE,
Chief Executive and Chairman of Canary Wharf Group plc
Highlights for 2018 include:
- £1.84 billion business generated for east London companies since 1997
- £239 million spend was with local businesses in 2018
- £20.5 million total investment in community engagement projects since 2009
- 100% of CWG electricity purchased from renewable sources since 2012
- 10 successive years of ZERO waste to landfill from Canary Wharf managed areas
- 10year Biodiversity Action Plan launched in 2018
- 600 entries to Canary Wharf wildlife competition
- 2.3 million coffee cups recycled in 2018
The independently assured report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Standards: Core Option. Click here to read the full report or click here to download a summary version.
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About Canary Wharf Group
Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16.5m sq ft of iconic London real estate, home to local and international companies and renowned retailers. It is diversifying into residential development and is currently developing the Shell Centre on London’s South Bank. The Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.