Water consumption increased 2.6 per cent across the global occupied estate, driven predominately by the US where more sites reported water data for the first time. Capturing accurate performance data remains a challenge for our business, given the complexity of our global office estate, reliance on estimation in some cases and continual changes to the portfolio, driven by our operational policy in favour of short building leases to retain flexibility for growth in Asia.
We will develop programmes during 2017 to conduct water audits of our major facilities and establish improved monitoring regimes to identify opportunities to reduce our use of water.
Reporting period: 1 October to 30 September
Units: Cubic metres
|Continental Europe occupied
*Investment properties within our reporting scope are located in the UK, Italy, Canada and the USA.