Prologis as a property company, we should play our part in reducing average lifetime carbon in our buildings and bring the benefits of sustainability to our customers, the local community and beyond.
Twenty years ago, when Prologis in the UK was founded, industrial logistics buildings (or sheds as they are affectionately known) were regarded as little more than places to protect the goods inside from theft and the worst effects of the British weather. At that time, conversations about sustainability within the commercial property industry were still in their infancy; however, we couldn’t help thinking that our buildings could be working a lot harder and delivering better environmental and cost saving benefits for our customers and the local community.
This idea became a reality back in 2008 when we certified the first building at Prologis Park Pineham and became the first UK property company to measure, reduce and mitigate the carbon emissions embodied in the structure and fabric of our new buildings.
Today, every new building we develop has its environmental sustainability officially certified by The Planet Mark Sustainability Certification. Over the past decade 40 Prologis developments have been certified, which amounts to an overall reduction of over 250,000 tons of CO₂ – the equivalent of over 617 million miles driven by an average family vehicle.
Since 2008, our buildings have helped to protect over 10,000 acres of rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon and Papua New Guinea: that’s an area equivalent to zone 1 of the London Underground.
CERTIFIED YEAR 9
This is to certify that Prologis has achieved a reduction in its carbon footprint and is committed to continous improvement in sustainability.
Valid to 31 March 2021
Sir Tim Smit KBE
22.5% absolute carbon reduction
20.0% carbon reduction per employee
We are committed to reducing our carbon emmissions yearly so that together, we can all halt climate change
48 FTE employees
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 report on
7 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS