London’s corporate landlords and business tenants have pledged to work together to clean up their energy use.
A group of leading UK and multinational companies which have leased property in London, including Canary Wharf Group, Derwent London, E.ON, Landsec, LeasePlan, Royal Haskoning DHV, RBS, Schroders, Signify UK&I and Vattenfall UK have called on other businesses in the city to join them in improving efficiency and cutting emissions in rented buildings.
In a statement backed by international non-profit The Climate Group, they have urged greater collaboration on renewable power, electric vehicle charging and smarter energy usage.
They note as business premises are responsible for around 40% of the capital’s greenhouse gas emissions, commercial landlords and tenants need to take the lead to help the city “become a beacon of climate action and clean growth“.
Helen Clarkson, CEO of The Climate Group, said: “It’s not always straightforward for corporate landlords and tenants to align their clean energy ambitions, whether LED lighting and renewable power or charge points for electric vehicles.
“I’m delighted to see our member companies taking the lead on this vital issue, and we need many more to follow suit – by working together, the private sector can accelerate a cleaner future for London.”