Reporting Boundary: 1st Floor. 27-28 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8RZ & Wework, Quay St, Manchester, M3 3JE
Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D Losses, Water, Business Travel, Waste, Paper, Homeworking (Excluded from footprint)
Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2021
We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.
We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 6 SDG.
Real estate investment and asset management firm Avignon Capital has achieved the Planet Mark certification. Achieving the Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders.
Avignon Capital strives to be the leader in Real Estate in the implementation of environmental, social and governance (ESG), and to ensure knowledge of best practices is ahead of the curve. It believes ESG factors play an integral role in assessing the quality of its company and the assets it manages.
The company recognises that understanding and measuring its carbon footprint is the first step in identifying ways to minimise its impact on the planet. This is Avignon Capital’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting with Planet Mark. In this Decade of Action, the company wants to ensure that they are a force for good: positively transforming society and the planet by measuring its own impact on the environment.
Since certifying to Planet Mark, Avignon Capital has set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually. Over the next year, the company will be working towards reducing its carbon emissions and sharing its journey with its community to inspire others. By being more strategic about its environmental responsibility, it will be able to significantly increase its positive impact and hope to encourage continual improvements within its community.
Through Planet Mark, Avignon Capital has protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Its pledge through Cool Earth directly supports the Asháninka community in Central Peru.
It has also helped the Eden Project – an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, Avignon Capital has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.