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Sustainable City Charter Launched

Alongside other key partners, we have been working closely with Westminster City Council to develop the very first Sustainable City Charter, launched last week, which encourages Westminster businesses of any shape or size to commit to reducing the city’s carbon footprint and to ensure businesses and buildings are resilient to the impact of climate change, now and in the future.

The Charter is being facilitated by Westminster City Council and the Westminster Property Association and aims to build a strong business partnership on climate action across the city, encouraging businesses to collaborate with the council on climate change and sustainability. The Charter includes eight commitments focused on commercial and public buildings, covering areas including energy, procurement, deliveries, waste and collaboration. Organisations participating in the Charter will provide annual public updates on their progress in implementing these commitments and on their energy consumption.

For more information on the Sustainable City Charter and for businesses who would like to sign up, please visit the Sustainable City Charter webpages. A toolkit of advice, a guidance framework and good practice will be available for businesses who sign up to the Charter to encourage climate action and facilitate the sharing of knowledge and expertise with others.  Businesses who sign up will be able to help shape and evolve this toolkit as part of their membership. In addition to this, businesses will have access to Charter branding kits and being able to participate in networking events.

The Sustainable City Charter ties in closely with the development of our own Sustainability Action Plan that aims to support members with their sustainability and ESG objectives while also focussing on our activities that promote health and wellbeing, support those in need, deliver social value and benefit the local and global environment. Watch this space for more information on our Action Plan coming soon.

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