Land Securities 2016 Sustainability Report

Land Securities
Land Securities is taking ambitious steps towards becoming the leading real estate investment company in the UK around sustainability.
Key findings
  • Moving to 100% renewable electricity across the portfolio;
  • Setting a new and ambitious science-based carbon reduction target;
  • Extending its award-winning Community Employment Programme across the UK
  • Launching “Sustainability Matters”, a new company-wide sustainability training programme.

Land Securities has announced the release of its 2016 Sustainability Report. The report sets out how sustainability supports Land Securities’ vision to be the best property company in the UK in the eyes of its customers, communities, partners and employees; and how it is meeting the challenge of leading on sustainability.

During the year, Land Securities spoke to its internal and external stakeholders across the business to better understand their priorities. This has resulted in the company developing a new sustainability materiality matrix and focusing activities on three priority areas:

  • Creating jobs and opportunities

  • Efficient use of natural resources

  • Sustainable design and innovation

The report is structured around each of these priority areas and includes commentary on why Land Securities believes its sustainability strategy makes it a stronger and more successful business. Land Securities also discuss the ambitious commitments it has set itself and talk about the actions taken during the year. The report has been externally assured by EY.

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