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Zero-carbon London backed by big businesses

People - Sadiq Khan

The 11 businesses in the London-Business Climate Leaders group have vowed to do their bit to make London the world’s greenest city in the world by undertaking range of measures.

The group of companies - which also includes property and construction firms Derwent London, Landsec, ISG and Morgan Sindall Group - says it will:

  • set energy efficiency targets in all their London buildings and to make them zero carbon by 2050
  • purchase 100% renewable electricity for London-based properties
  • outline on-site renewable potential for properties in the capital by 2020
  • install electric vehicle charging infrastructure on these properties by 2025
  • transition towards zero emissions vehicles by 2025
  • half waste generation by 2030 and realise zero waste to landfill by 2025.

City Hall notes that 40% of London’s greenhouse gas emissions come from workplaces; as such, it feels this is a step in the right direction.

"I’m doing everything in my power to reduce London’s carbon footprint, and going further and faster than national Government to make London a zero-carbon city by 2050," says London Mayor Sadiq Khan. "This network is a great example of how cities and businesses can come together to take bold action on climate change."

Caroline Hill, head of Sustainability and Public Affairs at Landsec, adds: "At Landsec, we have a vital role to play in creating a zero-carbon London. We continue to take actions to ensure our buildings are as sustainable as they can be, such as using 100% renewable electricity in the buildings across both our London and retail portfolios."

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