Canary Wharf Group has an all-encompassing approach to sustainable development and the environment. Sustainability is important to us at all stages of construction from planning and design through to the completion of the construction stage of our new buildings. We aim for BREEAM ratings of ‘Excellent’ on all new developments and work closely with new tenants to achieve their environmental targets.
We are proud to be a member of the UK Green Building Council, which champions sustainable building design and the Better Building Partnerships which promotes best practice to reduce carbon.
We have in place an Environmental Management System which covers all of our activities. This enables us to improve on previous performance and demonstrate the importance we place upon environmental issues throughout the Group. Our system is certified to ISO 14001 and monitored by independent audit and our performance against annual targets is independently verified and reported in our Corporate Responsibility Report each year.
Canary Wharf Group was named one of the UK’s Best Green Companies by The Sunday Times in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
The Canary Wharf estate has 20 acres of open landscaped space both at ground level and in the form of green roofs. These, coupled with the docks surrounding the estate attract various species of plants, birds, fish and animals. We have created our own Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) which integrates with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Biodiversity Action Plan. The plan also incorporates targets from the UK and London Biodiversity Action Plans, as well as reflecting the growth of species inhabiting the Canary Wharf. Our aim is to create a habitat attractive to both our tenants and vistors on the Wharf.