Landsec is the UK’s largest listed commercial property company, owning and managing more than 26.5m sq ft of property, valued at £14.0bn. This is a mix of office buildings, shopping centres, retail and leisure parks.
By addressing sustainability issues well, we can reduce the pressure they put on our business, thus helping us to meet stakeholder needs and return value to shareholders. We want to build and manage developments that will serve communities for decades. The way we build and manage our properties has an impact on the wider environment. Issues such as water conservation, waste recycling and carbon emissions aren’t going to go away. Commercial property is currently responsible for roughly 18% of the UK’s carbon emissions. As the leader of this resource-hungry industry in the UK, we must play a key role in reducing its impact. Investors expect us to future-proof our portfolio. This means anticipating changes in regulation and meeting increasing occupier demands for sustainable buildings. Just some of the buildings within our portfolio are 20 Fenchurch Street, Piccadilly Lights and Bluewater.
100% of waste is diverted from landfill
754 disadvantaged people secured jobs since 2011
target: 15% Energy reduction by 2020