Reporting Boundary: Cambridge office
operations (Mill House, Mill Court, Great Shelford,
Cambridge CB22 5LD)
Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses,
natural gas, water, waste, business travel, paper, homeworking energy (excluded from footprint)
Reporting Period: 01 Apr 2020 – 31 Mar 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 9 SDG’s.
Wrenbridge has been successfully developing and investing in properties across the UK for over 27 years. Wrenbridge embeds sustainability into its philosophy that revolves around never letting people down, working hard and having fun.
This is Wrenbridge’s second year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to Planet Mark. Wrenbridge’s total carbon footprint in the year ending March 2021 was 18.9 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 1.6 tCO2e per employee.
Wrenbridge also measured its Social Value contribution. Wrenbridge’s Social Value contribution in the year ending March 2021 was £197,230.
“Property developers and investors have an important role to play in a sustainable transition, so I’m pleased to see Wrenbridge make this commitment. The team’s ambition is admirable and the company is clearly serious about embedding sustainability into all of its operations. Measuring and committing to reducing its carbon footprint is a great first step in a long but rewarding journey. It will bring benefits to its clients, staff, and the planet. I look forward to joining Wrenbridge in the progress it makes.”
“At Wrenbridge, we recognise our part in reducing global emissions and supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy. We aspire to be among global leaders in sustainable development and therefore place significant emphasis on integrating ESG considerations into all aspects of design and construction, as well as in our business operations. Planet Mark certification supports these commitments and enables us to achieve an environmental and social impact that is responsible. This approach allows us to create lasting value for our investors and communities.”
Wrenbridge has sought to lessen its impact on the world its carbon-cutting commitments. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Wrenbridge has committed to building back better with a greater focus on climate and sustainability. New projects such as the Fuse warehouse development are being designed with sustainable principles embedded into construction, and the company has also protected an acre of endangered rainforest in South America through a collaboration with conservation charity Cool Earth.
The built environment industry has an opportunity to benefit enormously from sustainability. As one of the nation’s biggest contributors to carbon emissions, pioneering companies must think environmentally to meet modern demand, working within their own organisations and with their stakeholders and supply chains to create whole-life conscious construction projects. Forward-thinking organisations stand to gain the most from sustainable practice as standards and the demands of consumers continue to evolve.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, Wrenbridge has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.