Goodman Logistics Development, part of Goodman, an integrated commercial and industrial property group that, has achieved certification to The Planet Mark.
This is Goodman Logistics Development’s eighth year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to The Planet Mark. Goodman Logistics Development’s total carbon footprint in year ending October 2019 was 107.5 tCO2e, a decrease of 21.5% from the year ending 2018. The relative carbon footprint was 2.8 tCO2e per employee, a decrease of 50.9% compared to the year ending 2018. Travel emissions decreased by 35% and natural gas emissions decreased by 25%.
This year’s footprint includes emissions from energy use in the building (natural gas and purchased electricity), from non-fleet business travel, from waste disposal, water and from paper used in the offices.
Steve Malkin, CEO of Planet First and co-founder of The Planet Mark, commented: “Goodman Logistics Development is a stalwart of The Planet Mark and they’re incredible decreases in carbon emissions this year should serve as an inspiration to all. Coming from the property sector, their impressive efforts to reduce emissions from their own buildings should serve as a great advertisement to their clients that they conduct business the right way. As the energy and resource requirements of the world’s cities grow, we need companies like Goodman to fly the flag for sustainable practice.”
Certification to The Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint by 5% annually and engaging its stakeholders.
At Goodman, sustainability is about long-term thinking and leadership. The company views sustainability as an approach that leads to positive economic, environmental and social outcomes for our business, our stakeholders and the world more broadly. It has set ambitious goals such as using 100% renewable energy by 2025 and continues to increase its proportion of rooftop solar year on year.
The built environment is a major contributor to climate change across the world, and contributes to 20% of CO2 emissions in the UK. Properties that are designed and managed smartly and with sustainability in mind are better prepared for tomorrow’s challenges, both in terms of cutting operational emissions, supporting customer requirements and creating healthier, more resilient buildings for the occupants. It is no surprise that such properties have higher occupancy rates. The property industry is primed for a sustainable revolution that can places business and the environment hand in hand.
CERTIFIED YEAR 8
This is to certify that Goodman Logistics Development has achieved a reduction in its carbon footprint and is committed to continous improvement in sustainability.
Valid to 31 January 2021
Sir Tim Smit KBE
21.5% absolute carbon reduction
50.9% carbon reduction per employee
We are committed to reducing our carbon emmissions yearly so that together, we can all halt climate change
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We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.
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