External commitments

We are signatories to a number of external commitments to raise performance in our industry and beyond.

British Land is an accredited Living Wage employer

British Land is an accredited Living Wage employer

Visit the Living Wage Foundation website

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Better Building Partnership Climate Change Commitment: Founding signatory committed to transitioning to a net zero carbon portfolio, implementing a climate resilience strategy, and detailed disclosure of climate performance, risk and opportunities.

Read the full Climate Change Commitment on the BBP website

Find out more about our Pathway to Net Zero Carbon

Business Disability Forum

Business Disability Forum: British Land is a member of the Business Disability Forum and has achieved Disability Smart Bronze accreditation.

Visit the Business Disability Forum website


Business for Societal Impact (B4SI): British Land reports community investment in line with B4SI , the global standard in measuring and managing a company's social impact.

Visit the B4SI website

Find out more about our social impact


Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS): Client Partners.

Visit the CCS website


Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS): Champions and supporters of the CLOCS Working Group.

Visit the CLOCS website

Good Work Standard

Our central London campuses Broadgate, Paddington Central and Regent's Place are Good Work Standard accredited employers – the Mayor of London’s benchmark for healthy, fair and inclusive workplaces.

View Good Work Standard accredited employers

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Prompt Payment Code: Signatory to the UK Government’s Prompt Payment Code since it launched in 2010.

Visit the Prompt Payment Code website

View our responsible choices performance


RE100 partner: Committed to purchasing electricity from renewable power in our own space and across service charge space.

Visit the RE100 website

View our net zero carbon performance

Real estate balance

Real Estate Balance: Signatory to the CEO Commitments for Diversity.

Visit the Real Estate Balance website

View our responsible choices performance

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RICS Inclusive Employer: Signatory to the RICS Inclusive Employer Quality Mark.

Visit the RICS Inclusive Employer website

View our responsible choices performance


RICS Service Charges in Commercial Property: Professional Statements 1st Edition.

Visit the RICS Service Charges web page

Science based targets

Science-based targets: British Land commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 51% by FY2030 from a FY2020 base year. British Land also commits to reduce scope 3 GHG emissions 55% per square metre of net lettable area over the same target timeframe. These targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), validating that our Scope 1 and 2 target is in line with a 1.5°C climate trajectory and that our Scope 3 target is considered ambitious.

Visit the Science Based Targets website

View performance on our Science Based Targets

Valuable 500

The Valuable 500: We have joined this global movement putting disability on the business leadership agenda.

Visit The Valuable 500 website


30% club: Signatory to the 30% club, a global campaign led by Chairs and CEOs taking action to increase gender diversity at board and senior management levels.

Visit the 30% Club website

Uk green building council

UK Green Building Council: Founding member – working with industry partners to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment.

Visit the UK GBC website

UN Global Compact

UN Global Compact: Signatory to the UN Global Compact since 2009. We are proud to be members of the UN Global Compact Network UK, working with other organisations that share our commitment to accelerating sustainability efforts and scaling up impact.

Read our 2022 Communication on Progress

Visit the UN Global Compact website

External standards

We are accredited to a number of best practice standards.

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ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System at our Head Office and across the majority of commercial space on our London campuses.

ISO 14001:2015 Certificate PDF (247KB)

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ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System across our developments, applied through our Sustainability Brief for Development and Operation.

ISO 14001:2015 Certificate PDF (288KB)

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ISO 50001 certified Energy Management System for Property Development and Management Services at our Head Office and across the majority of commercial space on our London campuses.

ISO 50001:2018 Certificate PDF (621KB)

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ISO 45001 certified Health and Safety Management System across all our activities, an international standard.

ISO 45001:2018 Certificate PDF (463KB)

Building Confidence accreditation for our key construction suppliers, recognised as the standard for supplier excellence in the construction industry. Audits of management systems and compliance with statutory requirements across all business areas are administered by Achilles.

Sustainability Progress Report 2023

Sustainability Report 2023

Sustainability Strategy 2030

Sustainability Strategy 2030

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