New signatories welcomed to the BBP Climate Commitment - FMJ
On signing the Commitment, organisations are required to publish a net zero carbon pathway for their portfolio including direct and indirect investments, together with a delivery plan. To support signatories, the BBP has published a Net Zero Carbon Pathway Framework, operates Net Zero Carbon and Climate Resilience Working Groups and has established an Owner and Occupier Forum to enable BBP members to share knowledge and develop guidance that can be made available to the wider industry. Helical's Pathway involves an ambitious target of achieving Net Zero Carbon for both operational and embodied carbon by 2030 and includes case study buildings from its portfolio such as 33 Charterhouse Street with embodied carbon outcome 40 per cent lower than the RIBA benchmark. Matthew Bonning-Snook, Property Director and Chair of Sustainability Committee, Helical plc said: "We are pleased to become a signatory to the BBP Climate Commitment and join our fellow peers in tackling carbon emissions within the built environment. Our Net Zero Carbon pathway sets out our ambition to become net zero by 2030 for both operational and embodied carbon emissions. Furthermore, we are also committing to delivering all future developments as net zero carbon at the point of practical completion. Our pathway details the steps we need to take to become net zero and will be instrumental in helping us achieve this." Access Helical's pathway here. Picton have committed to achieving net zero carbon for their operational and embodied emissions by 2040. Michael Morris, CEO, Picton said:"Whilst we have been measuring and reducing emissions since 2016, we now have a longer term comprehensive and transparent plan to achieve net zero carbon, ten years ahead of the target set by the UK Government. We are pleased to have also become a signatory to the Better Building's Partnership Climate Commitment and would encourage other owners of real estate to do the same, to ensure as an industry we do the right thing, collaborate and deliver a sustainable future for all our stakeholders." Access Picton's pathway here. Alex Jeffrey, Global Chief Executive, Savills IM said: "Savills IM is proud to become a signatory of the BBP Climate Commitment. Our Net Zero Carbon pathway outlines our commitment to reduce global carbon emissions to net zero by 2040 with a clear aspiration to become a restorative real estate business. We understand the challenges that we will face to achieve this aspiration, acknowledging that collaboration with occupiers, the wider industry and government will drive success. Promoting and implementing ESG as part of our investment framework is central to our responsibility towards investors, clients, employees, and the wider community." Access Savills IM's pathway here.