Driving forward our ESG agenda is a top priority for Workspace. As a long-term owner of historic properties across the city, we play a key role in the employment-led regeneration of areas all over London. We take seriously our responsibility to positively impact local communities, while reducing our impact on the environment.

Our commitment to become a net zero carbon business by 2030

"We acknowledge there is a climate emergency and recognise that the building and construction industry significantly contributes to the global carbon footprint. This is why we want to play our part in Building Back Better and transition to a green economy, by becoming a net zero carbon business by 2030. First and foremost, we will be focusing our efforts on driving down our operational and embodied carbon emissions in line with our approved science-based targets, aligned to limit global warming to 1.5°C." Graham Clemett, CEO Workspace Group PLC

We commit to the following science-based targets to help us achieve our net zero carbon goal:

  • Reduce absolute scope 1 GHG emissions 42% by FY2030 from a FY2020 base year
  • Continue annually sourcing 100% renewable electricity through FY2030
  • Reduce scope 3 GHG from capital goods 20% per square foot of net lettable area by FY2030 from a FY2020 base year

Read our Net Zero Carbon Pathway here.

Green Finance Framework

We have published our new Green Finance Framework in line with our Doing The Right Thing strategy and Net Zero Carbon Pathway.

Read our Green Finance Framework here.

Our Green Finance Framework has received a second party opinion from DNV GL, an external environmental, social and corporate governance research and analysis provider, confirming its alignment with the International Capital Market Association’s Green Bond Principles. 

Read the Second Party Opinion here.

Supporting our communities

Building communities and improving our neighbourhoods is an important part of our sustainability strategy, and we aim to be a good and responsible neighbour. With properties in 15 different boroughs across London, we play an active role in supporting our local communities in many ways. We listen to our customers, communities and stakeholders and find out how we can support them in doing the right thing through events, working groups and surveys.

Our InspiresMe programme is a key part of our ‘Doing The Right Thing’ strategy which focuses on supporting disadvantaged young people in London. Through our InspiresMe programme, we organised CV and career workshops and provide interview practice and work experience placements. 

Our people drive our environmental, social & governance "ESG" initiatives 

We encourage our employees to involve themselves in our communities as part of our Doing The Right Thing initiatives. “Show you care” is an integral part of our corporate culture, and our employees volunteer both their time and their skills to make a positive impact on their local community. We also support employees who want to develop their skills and learning. Attracting, retaining and developing a dedicated and talented team of employees who embrace our values and culture is an important part of our business strategy. We therefore have a strong programme of training, wellbeing and community involvement to support our employees.