Welcome to the Circular City
Imagine a city free from waste and pollution, where the Earth’s natural resources are protected and valued. This is our vision.
Today, we’re transforming how our cities operate. While they drive economic growth, cities are traditionally responsible for using a great deal of natural resources and producing a lot of waste and pollution. That’s not good for us, or our planet.
We’re re-thinking the ways in which cities operate, to make Canary Wharf a truly circular city and a model of the future.
In a circular economy, waste is not waste. It’s a valuable resource that can be repurposed and turned into something new. A circular business cuts out waste and keeps products and materials in use. This drives greater resource efficiency and reduces the use of new materials. And it lowers the environmental impact of production – allowing our cities and societies to grow sustainably.
Our challenging goals for 2030 will transform us by addressing how we handle areas such as energy, carbon, waste and resource management. We will achieve this in collaboration with tenants, residents, suppliers and professional bodies.
We’re building a city that has sustainability in its very design.
Seven projects had BREEAM Excellent or better certifications in 2018.
We’re promoting and investing in a zero-carbon economy.
We’ve reduced energy usage by 33% since 2007. 1.2 Managing our Impacts.
We’re cleaning up to create a waste-free future.
Zero waste has been sent to landfill from our managed areas since 2009.
We’re striving to remove all unnecessary plastic from our operations.
40,000 bottles were refilled at our bottle refill stations in 2018.
We work with our key stakeholders to ensure we responsibly source all major building materials we use.
All suppliers assessed through our responsible sourcing standards.