London, 2017-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — British Land has successfully transitioned its Environmental Management System for all major managed developments to the latest ISO14001 standard.
ISO14001 is the leading international standard for environmental management systems. Our approach has been accredited to earlier versions of the standard since 2008, helping us deliver on our sustainability targets and influencing over 1,000 suppliers across our £2.1 billion development programme from 2010 to 2015 – all part of creating Places People Prefer.
Following a review of our management system in 2016, we implemented a series of improvements. Our new approach further embeds our sustainability strategy and placemaking vision into the construction process, promoting wellbeing, supporting local communities, futureproofing our places and developing skills and opportunities.
External auditors have certified our management system to the ISO14001:2015 standard, from design to construction handover (RIBA stages 0 to 6). The system is managed by Sustainability Manager Karina Williams, supported by external consultant Martin Brown of Fairsnape.
Nigel Webb, Head of Developments at British Land: “Our approach to environmental management is now even more closely aligned to our vision of creating Places People Prefer. The ISO14001 accreditors particularly recognised our strength in engaging with our supply chain for continual improvement and the quality of performance data tracking.”
Sustainability Consultant, Martin Brown of Fairsnape: “The British Land 14001 approach, that blends and embeds important elements of today’s built environment, such as futureproofing, materials, health and wellness, alongside robust and mature environmental management practices, certainly represents the leading edge of environmental management.”
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About British Land
We are one of Europe’s largest publicly listed real estate companies. We own, manage, develop and finance a portfolio of high quality UK commercial property, focused on Retail and London Offices and Residential. We own or manage total assets of £19.0 billion (British Land share is £13.9 billion) as valued at 30 September 2016. Our properties are home to over 1,200 different organisations ranging from international brands to local start-ups.
Our strategy is to create Places People Prefer. It is based on long term trends and creates a portfolio suited to current and future needs which are aligned to modern lifestyles. We employ our placemaking skills, and increasingly our mixed-use expertise to expand the appeal to a broader range of occupiers and drive long term performance.
Retail accounts for 49% of our portfolio. We create outstanding places for modern consumer lifestyles, places to shop eat and be entertained. Comprising over 20 million sq ft of Retail and Leisure space across regional and local multi-let destinations, superstores, department stores and leisure assets, the Retail portfolio is modern, flexible and adaptable to a wide range of formats.
Office and Residential accounts for 49% of our portfolio. It comprises 7.6 million sq ft of well-connected office-led campuses and ‘campus-lite’ clusters of high quality buildings. Office campuses include Regent’s Place and Paddington Central in the West End and Broadgate (50% share) in the City. Other assets include The Leadenhall Building, York House, 10 Portman Square and Marble Arch House and our residential assets are at Clarges Mayfair, The Hempel Collection and Aldgate Place.
Two per cent of our portfolio is at Canada Water – a 46 acre redevelopment opportunity in our medium term pipeline to create a new mixed-use urban centre for London.
Sustainability is embedded throughout our business. Our places become part of their local communities and promote health, improve productivity and increase enjoyment. We protect asset value and generate income from energy generation and efficiency, materials innovation and flood risk reduction, and develop skills and opportunities to help local people and businesses grow.
In April 2016 British Land received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development, the UK’s highest accolade for business success for economic, social and environmental benefits achievements over the last five years. Further details can be found on the British Land website at www.britishland.com.
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