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Westgate Shopping Centre, like all of the Land Securities sites, is IS0 140001 Certified. This requires our Environment Team to undertake regular Audits of our buildings to ensure they strive for continued improvement with regard to Sustainability issues. This detailed audit process also highlights any potential environmental risks and helps to ensure they are prevented, this includes a Pollution Incidence Response Plan that is checked and reviewed on an annual basis.
Land Securities has a target of zero waste to landfill, so far Westgate Shopping Centre has achieved 100% of waste diverted from landfill. Land Securities ensures that for Westgate Shopping Centre the correct duty of care procedures for waste collection are taking place.
Land Securities has a target to reduce average CO2 emissions from the managed portfolio by 30% by 2020 (compared to 2000/2001). This will lead to interim reduction targets by March 2013 of 5.8% for Shopping Centres and 8.4% for Retail Parks. In order to reach this target, each of the Land Securities sites including Westgate Shopping Centre are undergoing an extensive Energy Audit program which highlights any potential energy saving measures or improvements that have not yet been captured.