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British Land Achieves Top CSR Rating

British Land Achieves Top CSR Rating
30 November 2020

British Land has achieved a five-star rating in GRESB’s annual sustainability assessment, putting it in the top 20 per cent of global participants.

The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) is an overall measure of ESG performance, represented as a percentage. British Land achieved an overall score of 85, placing them 15 points above the average and retaining their Green Star rating for the eleventh consecutive year. 

They also scored more than 98 per cent in several key areas including policies, reporting, risk management and stakeholder engagement.


5 star GRESB Rating in Development


This year, British Land also gained a 5 star rating in development, the first time GRESB has distinguished performance in this area. 

This rating reflects the work achieved at two of British Land’s most significant developments: 100 Liverpool Street and 1 Triton Square. In terms of embodied carbon, both of these buildings are below 500 kg CO2e per m2, meeting their “2030 Sustainability Strategy” targets.


CSR Reporting for 2021


In order to gain such sustainability accolades, effective measurement and reporting are essential.

As the UK edges ever-closer to its 2050 net-zero carbon target, corporate social responsibility isn’t something that businesses can afford to lose momentum on. And with reporting responsibilities increasingly coming under the facilities manager’s remit, gathering this information can be a daunting and time-consuming task.

Read our guide to ensuring your report is simple to compile, accessible and effective. 

Picture: a photograph of a large, modern building

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 30 November 2020


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