By prioritising and protecting our environment, we continue to put our people, partners, and local communities first. To celebrate World FM Day and this year's theme of ‘Leading a sustainable future’, we're sharing a brief update on our ESG strategy and the projects and initiatives in development.
City signed up to SBTi in 2021, joining more than 2,000 businesses around the world. SBTi provide companies with a clearly defined path to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement goals.
We have joined the RacetoZero campaign, endorsing our pledge to be net zero by 2040. Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions and investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery. It aims to prevent future threats, create decent jobs, and unlock inclusive, sustainable growth.
Through regular colleague surveys, we gather feedback (including suggestions and ideas) on our sustainability journey and aim to understand and action areas that are important to our colleagues.
We have a clear social value mission driven by our ‘OneCity Taking Action Together’ programme. In addition to the charities we already support, we’re reviewing our community volunteering activity programme to diversify our engagement with local and national organisations. Recognising our track record in supporting apprentices, we also have an important part to play in helping young people access appropriate green skills training and mentoring.
Our recently published Carbon Reduction Plan has quantifiable milestones that validate the progress made to reduce our carbon footprint. Using City's baseline emission footprint as a reference point, the Carbon Reduction Plan measures the impact of the projects and initiatives we have implemented, as well as outlining further measures in development.