This summer we appointed a sustainability manager to lead delivery of effective climate action, environmental policies & practices and to reduce the negative impact of our business on the natural environment, to build in resilience to climate change impacts, and to improve the energy performance of our buildings.
As the effects of anthropogenic climate change and biodiversity loss are witnessed closer to home in the global north, there is a growing public awareness of environmental damage and human caused climate change impacts on the health of our planet. Scientists and environmentalists continue to raise the alarm that we may be the last living people with an opportunity to prevent the collapse of everything that brings us security.
If we are to avert the worst-case scenarios published in the latest IPCC report, Governments, organisations, and individuals must act now in a global effort.
A major step on our sustainability pathway took place this year with a series of energy audits carried out on our property portfolio and the commissioning of an initial project which will see 20 properties receive major energy upgrades by the summer of 2023, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and resulting in a significant carbon emissions reduction.