We believe environmental data and performance monitoring should be dealt with transparently. We use best practice to report our data, and this is overseen at a high level within the business, including through our Corporate Responsibility Group.
We collect sustainability performance data from across the Group’s operation. This report aims to account for 100% of the data from the following entities:
Canary Wharf Limited (CWL)
Canary Wharf Management Limited (CWML)
Canary Wharf Contractors Limited (CWCL)
Our data covers:
Three managed buildings and Canary Wharf Group’s administrative areas – 75% of the managed buildings portfolio.
Five retail malls – our entire retail portfolio.
Infrastructure and Car Parks
100% of infrastructure and car parks
The information in this report, published in 2019, covers the period from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018 unless otherwise stated.
The baseline for all our environmental performance data and future targets is 2012. To view earlier performance data, please refer to our 2012 Sustainability Report.
Independent Assurance and credibility
Bureau Veritas UK Ltd. (‘Bureau Veritas’) has been engaged by Canary Wharf Group plc.to provide independent assurance over the quantitative data and performance against targets used in this report. You can find our full assurance statement here
Global Reporting Initiative
This report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards Core Option. Our full GRI index can be found online in our Appendix. It is also aligned with the European Public Real Estate Association’s (EPRA) Best Practices Recommendations on Sustainability Reporting, Global Real Estate Environmental Benchmark (GRESB) and CDP requirements.
In 2018, we were proud to receive a number of awards and recognition for our sustainability work.
2018 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)
Canary Wharf Group received a score of 83% and earned 5 Green Stars
Capital Finance International Sustainability Awards 2018
Winner: Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development – United Kingdom 2018
Footprint Waste2Zero Awards
Best Closed Loop Award for Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
Considerate Constructors Scheme
Canary Wharf Contractors Projects received awards in the Considerate Constructor Scheme
Environmental Assessment Methods
CWG Projects received the following certifications:
- A1 Retail 71.5% Excellent BREEAM-0067-0224 New Construction 2011 Design Stage
- A1 Residential 68.0% CFSH Level 4 BRE-00033586-DS-001-0
- A2 Retail 73.1% Excellent BREEAM-0067-0174 New Construction 2011 Design Stage
- A2 Residential 69.0% CFSH Level 4 BRE-00024968-DS-001-0
- A3 Retail 71.5% Excellent BREEAM-0067-0208 New Construction 2011 Design Stage
- A3 Residential 69.0% CFSH Level 4 BRE-00024970-DS-001-0
- G3 Retail 73.7% Excellent BREEAM-0067-0216 New Construction 2011 Design Stage
- G3 Residential 70.0% CFSH Level 4 BRE-00025158-DS-001-00
- D1/D2 Retail 75.6% Excellent BREEAM-0070-6655 New Construction 2014 Design Stage
- 1 Bank Soc Gen fit-out 88.77% Outstanding BREEAM-0060-5287 New Construction 2014 Design Stage
- North Quay Communities 2012 Assessed (Outstanding)
edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2018 CWG shortlisted for:
- CSR Initiative – 30 Years of Canary Wharf
- Sustainable Building – Crossrail Place
- Waste Management and Reduction – Clean Coffee Zone
Construction News Awards 2018 – Canary Wharf Contractors shortlisted for:
- Contractor of the Year
- Environmental Contractor of the Year
Business Green Leaders Awards 2018
CWG Biodiversity Action Plan Shortlisted for Green Infrastructure Project of the Year
CIEEM Awards 2018
CWG Biodiversity Action Plan Shortlisted for Innovation Award
Health and Safety Awards
Royal Society for the Prevention Accidents (RoSPA) awards:
- 2018 Gold Award – Canary Wharf Management
- 2018 Gold Award – CWCL Project Newfoundland
- 2018 Gold Award – CWCL Project One and Five Bank Street
- 2018 Gold Award – CWCL Project New District
- 2018 Gold Award – CWCL Project Southbank Place
- 2018 Silver Award – Canary Wharf Contractors
- 2018 Silver Award – CWCL Project Lollard Street
- 2018 Silver Award – CWCL Project Burdett
In 2018, we made real progress against our targets, achieving 80% of what we set out to do. A full list of our targets and 2018 achievement can be found here.
CANARY WHARF GROUP
Energy and greenhouse gas emissions
We continually seek ways to improve energy efficiency across our estate. Since 2012, 100% of the electricity we use has been from renewable sources, mostly wind power.
In 2018, landlord-influenced energy use across our operations rose by 11.54% and CO2 rose by 10.58% to 32,422 tonnes of CO2e. This was due to extensive commissioning activity during 2018, as well as extreme weather in both the winter and summer.
Energy consumption per occupant across our comparable managed office buildings was up by 8.06%.
Energy consumption per 1,000 visitors across retail went up by 1.52%, while energy use per m2 across our infrastructure and car parks went down by 19.5%.
Canary Wharf Group has a long-term commitment to reduce the amount of water we use. During 2018, total water use in CWG was 567,456 m3, an increase of 55.6% on 2017, largely as a result of extensive comissioning activity. Water use per occupant in office buildings was 18.02 m3 (2017: 15.49 m3), and water use per 1,000 visitors in retail was 0.38 m3.
Across Canary Wharf Group, we generated 10.23% less waste in 2018 compared with the previous year, and sent zero waste to landfill from managed areas. We also achieved our recycling objectives, and our recycling rate in December 2018 was 83.90%