Legislation has catapulted the race to achieve net zero carbon emissions to the top of the sustainability agenda. Martin Read reports on a refreshingly collaborative environment with investors, developers, agents, operators and tenants all focused on the same goal – that is, before the pandemic struck.
Social value has dominated the agenda over the past few years with Covid-19 further highlighting sustainability’s human dimension. Yet in the months immediately pre-Covid, attention was turning towards the UK’s 2050 deadline for net zero carbon emissions as the new kid on the sustainability block. Ahead of its 2020 sustainability survey report, Martin Read attended an IWFM sustainability SIG workshop to consider the topic’s shifting priorities.
Bartlett Mitchell has become the first independent caterer to commit to Sedex ethical trading – joining thousands of businesses that have pledged to share data to help improve working conditions in global supply chains.
Amey has teamed up with social enterprise Ethical Stationery and a group of South London charities in Croydon to package and distribute face coverings to its 16,000 UK employees, including more than 10,000 key workers.