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British Land publishes Corporate Responsibility Report 2012


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Managing environmental, economic and social impacts is central to the way British Land does business and to delivering value for its shareholders. This year, more than ever, the company has focused on achieving results on the sustainability issues that matter most to the business and its key stakeholders.
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Performance highlights include:
  • 27% less landlord-influenced energy use than 2009 baseline, reducing carbon emissions by 24,500 tonnes and saving occupiers £3.3 million over the last three years
  • BREEAM Excellent sustainability ratings for all office developments
  • 97% of waste diverted from landfill on developments and 87% at properties, outperforming industry good practice benchmarks
  • 19,400 people benefited through British Land's community programme.
British Land is the leading UK Real Estate Investment Trust on several key sustainability indices, including Management Today’s Most Admired Companies in Britain for community and environmental responsibility 2011, the CDP Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index 2011, and the Sunday Times Best Green Companies 2011.
Based on stakeholder feedback, the company has updated its focus areas and provided more information on how it has been learning, what it has found challenging, and what its priorities and plans for the future are.
British Land reports to the Global Reporting Initiative B+ standard and EPRA Best Practice Recommendations on Sustainability Reporting. Key performance data is independently assured under the ISAE 3000 standard.
British Land welcomes your feedback:
British Land is one of Europe's largest Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). The company's properties are home to over 1,000 organisations and are visited by over 300 million people each year.

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