45% of Spending Went to Local Companies Says Canary Wharf's 2014 Sustainability Report

19/07/2015

Canary Wharf Group recently published their latest Sustainability Report highlighting three main areas: Developing Economies; Building Communities and Relationships; and Protecting the Environment. As well as hiring a new Group Sustainability Manager, here are some of the highlights: 

  • 45% of Group spending was on local companies 
  • First major UK property and construction company accredited as a London Living Wage employer 
  • £2.28m total investment in community engagement projects and programmes 
  • Zero waste to landfill across Canary Wharf-managed areas for fifth consecutive year 
  • Highest Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology rating to date achieved at 20 Fenchurch Street (80.2) 
  • 41 work experience placements from within our local boroughs 
  • 315 Santander bike docking stations at Canary Wharf 
  • Multiple industry awards and recognitions spanning stewardship, health & safety, environmental design & construction and contribution to the community 

Sir George Iacobescu CBE, Chief Executive and Chairman of Canary Wharf Group, said: “Understanding our contribution to our local and national economies, building positive relationships with our community and protecting the environments we impact, at developments or via our supply chain, are the marks of modern leadership.”  

You can read the press release here and access the full sustainability report hereunder.