Building sustainable places has been a pillar of our strategy since we began development in 1987. From enhancing biodiversity and wellbeing, to reducing emissions and plastic usage, we are committed to making our developments the best possible spaces for everyone who uses them.

The environmental challenges facing humanity are severe; climate crisis, biodiversity loss and plastic pollution are at a critical point. We are aware of the challenges facing us, and we are committed to working with our suppliers, tenants, and local community members to create healthy, vibrant spaces that contribute to a more sustainable future.

Net Zero Carbon Pathway

Over the past 30 years, we have created beautiful, vibrant spaces with efficiency and sustainability at the forefront.

With the launch of our Net Zero Carbon Pathway in December 2020, we are building on the progress made by committing to achieve net zero carbon by 2030 – twenty years ahead of the Paris Agreement.


Operational Waste Strategy

Waste and resources management is a core element of Canary Wharf Group’s Sustainability Strategy. We have aligned our waste management strategy with circular economy principles, with a particular focus on reducing emissions associated with waste and improving local air quality.


Biodiversity Action Plan

Protecting and enhancing biodiversity is one of our key priorities. As a major developer in the Thames Gateway, we have a responsibility to provide spaces for native plant and animal species to thrive.

In 2018 we updated our Biodiversity Action Plan with a roadmap for the next 10 years for the Estate with innovative and challenging targets, setting out the steps we are taking to preserve and enhance the biodiversity at Canary Wharf.

Breaking The Plastic Habit

Launched on World Environment Day 2018, Breaking The Plastic Habit (BTPH) is our response to the current plastic pollution crisis. It is the overall campaign which covers a range of installations, infrastructure, initiatives, and activations all of which support the collective goal of breaking our reliance on single use plastic.

BTPH was initially created as a 12-month campaign to target and achieve ‘Plastic Free Communities status’ from marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage and resulted in significant removal and reduction of single-use plastics from our retail and hospitality operations, and also our managed and non-managed office portfolio. In June 2019 we gained ‘Plastic Free Community status’, the first commercial district in the world, and the first in London to achieve this.

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