Westminster City Council and the Westminster Property Association launch Sustainable City Charter

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Westminster City Council and the Westminster Property Association launched Westminster’s first Sustainable City Charter in November 2022, which encourages Westminster businesses of any shape or size to act to reduce the city’s carbon footprint and therefore ensure businesses and buildings are resilient to the impact of climate change, now and in the future.

The Sustainable City Charter aims to build a strong business partnership on climate action across the city, encouraging businesses to lead and collaborate with the council on climate change and sustainability. The Charter is open to businesses across all sectors who want to do their part to reduce their impact on the climate and support the sustainability of the city – whether starting from scratch or those with an existing corporate social responsibility strategy to build on.

The Charter includes eight commitments focused on commercial and institutional buildings, covering areas including energy, procurement, deliveries, waste and collaboration. Organisations participating in the Charter will provide annual updates on their progress in implementing these commitments and on their energy consumption.

Signing the Charter gives you access to an evolving toolkit of support, advice and local case studies designed to help all kinds of businesses in the city regardless of where you are on your journey to tackling climate change. Joining together means we can all work to tackle the climate emergency.

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