Managing our Water Use
London is one of the most water-stressed cities in Europe. We are committed to reducing our impacts by improving water efficiency. To address this, we are developing an Estate-wide water management strategy, which aims to reduce potable water consumption throughout our operations.
In 2019, our total water use was 359,882 m3, which represents a 42.57% decrease on 2018. Water use in office buildings was 17.44m3 per occupant, a 3.2% decrease on the previous year, and water use in retail was 0.36m3 per 1,000 visitors, a decrease of 3.56% from 2018 based on a like-for-like comparison to our 2018 portfolio. We saw a reduction of nearly 30% in construction water usage due to the phase of works changing, requiring less water.