Promoting Responsible Sourcing
The way we purchase materials plays a huge part in our impacts as a business. We are working to align our procurement practices with ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement in order to drive sustainability throughout our supply chain. We are also working with our suppliers to reduce emissions as part of our commitment to be carbon net zero by 2050.
In 2019 we updated our Sustainable Procurement Strategy in Canary Wharf Contractors to provide material specification and responsible sourcing guidelines, and we are looking to implement similar guidelines in Canary Wharf Management in 2020.
Procuring sustainable timber
We procure 100% FSC®-certified timber, and we target Full Project Certification on all of our developments. In 2019 we achieved Full Project Certification…
We procure 100% FSC®-certified timber, and we target Full Project Certification on all of our developments. In 2019 we achieved Full Project Certification on 1&5 Bank Street, representing over 2,000 m3 of sustainably sourced timber.
In 2018 we began trialling Qflow, a system which streamlines verification of FSC® products and helps us manage incoming materials. Throughout 2019, we verified 689 m3 of timber using Qflow, helping us to maintain our high standard of sustainable timber usage.