Prologis, a leading developer and owner of logistics property in the UK, have achieved certification to The Planet Mark.
This is its ninth year of business carbon footprint reporting. Prologis’ total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2019 was 179.4 tCO2e, a decrease of an impressive 22.5% from the year ending 2018. The relative carbon footprint was 3.8 tCO2e per employee, a decrease of 20.0% compared to the year ending 2018.
Prologis first calculated the carbon footprint of its Solihull and London office operations for the year ending December 2011 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually. This year’s footprint includes emissions from energy use in the building, from waste, water, business travel and hotel accommodation. Electricity emissions decreased by 16%, and natural gas emissions decreased by 78% due to the closure of the Monkspath Hall Road site in Solihull in 2018.
Steve Malkin, Founder and CEO of The Planet Mark, said: “Prologis’ results speak for themselves. After nine years with us at The Planet Mark, I am pleased and inspired by the company’s ability to cut its carbon footprint so effectively. From the construction site through to the thriving communities it creates, everyone feels the benefits of sustainable property developments. The property industry is ripe for sustainable change and more companies should follow in the footsteps of Prologis.”
First year 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 and engaging its stakeholders.
Prologis is committed to embedding sustainability into every aspect of its business operations: from the buildings, it creates to the way it engages with the communities close to its developments. Prologis is also a business committed to helping others start their own sustainability journeys, which is why it works with its supply chain, customers, employees and local schools to help reduce our collective impact on the world in which we live.
The construction and property sectors are major carbon emitters, with the built environment contributing to approximately 20% of the UK’s carbon footprint. From managing and retrofitting existing properties to the responsible construction of new property, the entire industry must revolutionise to hit the world’s carbon targets. Part of this change must focus on reducing property company’s own operations and carbon emissions.
CERTIFIED YEAR 9
This is to certify that Prologis has achieved a reduction in its carbon footprint and is committed to continous improvement in sustainability.
Valid to 31 March 2021
Sir Tim Smit KBE
22.5% absolute carbon reduction
20.0% 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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