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Our purpose is to open new futures in sustainable commercial real estate, creating compelling opportunities for our stakeholders and giving the world's most ambitious companies the space to succeed.  

To deliver our purpose and ensure our long-term viability and commercial success, we must make sure that our culture of responsibility and sustainability is embedded into every aspect of our business. Taking a rigorous approach to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) helps us to make sound decisions in the interests of all our stakeholders.

Collaboration is key to enhancing the sustainability of our logistics portfolios.

Helen Drury Sustainability Lead

Helen joined Tritax in 2019 to lead the Group's sustainability function and is responsible for all aspects of sustainability and ESG, including strategy, implementation, reporting and stakeholder engagement.

Tritax Group: Our responsible business fundamentals

In pursuit of our purpose, we seek to embed sustainability and a culture of  responsibility across our business. Our sound responsible business fundamentals and high ESG standards help to minimise the impact of our day-to-day operations, from reducing our environmental impact, to ensuring that we are a fair and inclusive employer. Read more about our approach to responsible business.

As a responsible investment manager, we recognise that sustainability and acting responsibly is fundamental to our ability to deliver long-term value for investors and other stakeholders. In support of our ambition to create a positive environmental and socio-economic impact by 2030, we develop and own logistics real estate that delivers net positive impacts through cutting edge, sustainable design, investment and asset management. Read more about our approach to sustainable logistics real estate.

Delivering Mission Positive

In 2020 we launched a commitment to create a net positive impact through our activities, driving social, environmental, and economic value for our shareholders and wider stakeholders by 2030. We will work toward this goal by developing and owning logistics real estate that deliver net positive impacts through cutting edge, sustainable design, investment and asset management and a corporate culture of responsibility.

For Tritax this means developing and upgrading logistics assets to meet high sustainability standards, defined in line with industry standards, such as BREEAM, RICS, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our sector has a huge role to place in reducing carbon emissions and we are committed to demonstrating leadership in making the necessary changes to do so.

Colin Godfrey

CEO – Fund Management

Focusing on where we can make the greatest difference

Four Big Goals underpin our commitment to creating a net positive impact. These goals include short-and medium-term objectives and focus on where we believe we can make the greatest difference.

We recognise we cannot achieve our ambitions alone; collaboration is key.  As the landlord and owner of one of the largest logistics portfolios throughout the UK and continental Europe, we play an important role facilitating sustainable operations for our tenants. Despite not having direct operational control of our assets, where we can, we seek to bring together interested parties to deliver sustainability solutions for our customers, partners and wider society. Our focus is to initiate, facilitate, partner and encourage the changes we seek to deliver under our Four Big Goals as we recognise that this is a collective journey.

Mission Positive's Four Big Goals

Goal 1

Healthy and sustainable buildings

To ensure and demonstrate the sustainability credentials of our assets.

Aligning to SDG 11

Why this is important:

Ensuring high standards for the buildings within our portfolios is key to being able to demonstrate the sustainability of our funds to our broad range of stakeholders.

Our objectives:

  • Ensure any new acquisitions and investments align with ESG investment principles
  • Achieve high investor ESG ratings
  • Implement green leases to advance sustainability with our tenants
  • Demonstrate leadership and share best practice with our stakeholders

 

Goal 2

Energy and carbon

To achieve net zero carbon across our direct operations

Aligning to SDG 13

Why this is important:

With the built environment responsible for a significant proportion of global carbon emissions, we have a responsibility to seek to reduce the carbon emissions from our portfolio.

Our objectives:

  • Develop new assets to be net zero carbon to the point of practical completion
  • Improve energy efficiency to achieve 100% A-C Grade EPCs
  • Promote onsite renewable energy for the benefit of our tenants
  • Ensure assets are resilient to climate change
Goal 3

Nature and wellbeing

To enhance biodiversity on our land and ensure the wellbeing of our stakeholders.

Aligning to SDG 15

Why this is important:

Biodiversity loss has accelerated to an unprecedented level. In Europe, some 42% of European mammals are endangered, together with 15% of birds and 45% of butterflies and reptiles.  With a large land holding in the UK and Continental Europe we have the opportunity to enhance biodiversity, and wellbeing from community interaction with nature to ensure we create a net positive benefit.

Our objectives:

  • Install measures that support and enhance biodiversity in our construction and management
  • Install measures that help to regulate the climate
  • Install features that support our tenant wellbeing and connection with nature
Goal 4

Social Value

To create, and demonstrate, social value through our investment

Aligning to SDG 8

Why this is important:

As one of the largest investors in logistics space we have the opportunity to ensure that our investments create social value through employment and skills, local procurement, and supporting healthy and connected communities.

Our objectives:

  • Ensure our investments create a positive social return
  • Invest in our communities and support local community causes
  • Create jobs in construction and support employability and skills in the areas we operate in
Meeting high standards
Integrating sustainability across all our activities

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