In order to support and help us deliver our strategic priorities we develop and set targets which we believe will challenge us and deliver long lasting benefits for our business.

Designing & Delivering Buildings Responsibly

Future office spaceDesigning new spacesUsing lessons learnt and elements from our White Collar Factory concept, develop at least one new development proposal and gain planning permission by 2016
BREEAM/EcoHomes/Code for Sustainable Homes/LEEDRating achievedAchieve a minimum of BREEAM Excellent for all new build projects
Achieve a minimum of BREEAM Very Good for all major refurbishment projects

Achieve a minimum of LEED Silver for all major new build and major refurbishment projects

Review and approve a new replacement assessment for our residential projects (previously Code for Sustainable Homes and EcoHomes)

Energy & Carbon

Predicting whole building energy use

All new build and major refurbishment projects to undertake a design energy assessment based on CIBSE TM54



Launch our Sustainability Supply Chain Standards with our development supply base

Managing our Assets Responsibly

Energy & CarbonAMR installation (SMART metering)

Complete Phase 2 (landlord and tenant sub metering) of our AMR programme by the end of 2016 and review portfolio for opportunities for ‘ultra-fine’ landlord sub metering

% reduction

Achieve a 15% reduction in landlord influenced energy consumption across our like-for-like managed portfolio by 2018 compared to our 2013 baseline. Achieve a 10% reduction in landlord influenced scope 1 & 2 emissions across our like-for-like managed portfolio by 2018 compared to our 2013 baseline

% recycled

Increase recycling rate to 70% for managed waste in all properties for which Derwent London has management control of waste by 2017


Achieve a 5% reduction in water onsumption intensity across our like-for-like managed portfolio by 2018 compared to our 2015 baseline


Ensure our contracted operational supply chain operatives are receiving the London Living Wage across our managed portfolio by 2017


Launch our Sustainability Supply Chain Standards with our operational supply base

Creating Value in the Community

Community engagementFitzrovia community fund deliveryDevelop and successfully deliver year 4 of the Fitzrovia Community Investment fund

Community engagement

Tech Belt community fund development & delivery

Develop and successfully deliver the first year of the Tech Belt Community Investment fund

Engaging & Developing our Employees

Employee volunteeringEngagement

Develop and stage a schools based young persons career workshop

Management systemsProcess efficiency

Review and streamline the mid-year review appraisal forms

KnowledgeKnowledge dissemination

Deliver eight technical/knowledge sharing workshops during 2016

Employee developmentEngagement

Set up a staff working group following on from the staff survey to identify and review areas of improvement and opportunity


Opportunities provided

Develop a new building management apprentice opportunity in our managed portfolio

Provide at least two work experience and/or mentoring placements

Employee commuting


Survey and record the modes of transport our staff use to commute to and from their place of work as part of our carbon measurement programme