Posted on 20 October 2022
At London Square our vision is to bring sustainable living to the Capital. Combining our collaborative and innovative approach to design, build and customer service with sustainability; creating places and communities where people really want to live, now and in the future.
From increasing biodiversity, to tackling poverty and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the Company’s plan for a sustainable future sets out our target for a more sustainable London and more importantly, what we at London Square are doing about it.
London Square’s environmental approach focuses heavily on ways we can reduce the Company’s impact on climate change and pressures that traditional methods of construction can put on the Earth, nature and natural resources, whilst supporting customers to live more sustainable lives.
The Company focus on developing brownfield sites, meaning we can repurpose land and create new communities, whilst positively impacting biodiversity in the area, through careful scheme design by registered architects and urban designers.
London Square are targeting to deliver net zero carbon homes by 2030 and to be a carbon neutral Company by 2040. We have developed a roadmap to achieve this, starting with research and development, together with investment in new systems to support more efficient measurement of our environmental impact.
The Company ethos has driven our focus and efforts naturally to building sustainable communities. When London Square was first registered as a Limited Company in 2010, our founder and CEO, Adam Lawrence, chose the name London Square in tribute to London’s famous Squares and the spaces around which communities were built. Green squares where children could play and friends and families would come together.
Communities remain at the heart of who we are and what we do. We work with community stakeholders to design schemes that meet community needs, bringing together facilities, green spaces, transport links, schools, shops, businesses and community space.
We are an Outstanding Employer, having been recognised for our industry leading employee engagement score in 2021 and again in 2022. We are also proud to be a Living Wage Employer and accredited with the Greater London Authority’s good work standard. In 2023 we became signatories to the Social Mobility Pledge.
We hire great people and reward them for doing great work.
Governance is a critical area; however, it is also the most heavily regulated so if we are being black and white about it; it is going to happen. We are clear and transparent in our reporting and our board are committed to a sustainable future.
We know we have work to do to increase the diversity of the London Square executive board. However, the board is supported by a strong team, with a higher than industry average representation of female and BAME employees and we are committed to increasing the diversity of our team. In contrast, the newly appointed Square Roots board is 75% female, a statistic we are incredibly proud of.
We continue to recruit for talent and skills, without bias.
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