Your lawyers since 1722

140 assets
820,000 m2 total floor area
16,700 tCO2e annual portfolio carbon emissions

The Crown Estate is an independent commercial business, created by Act of Parliament. Their strategy sets out the approach to managing each business area, to create value for, and respond to the needs of, customers, stakeholders, environment and society. They are committed to addressing the climate emergency by aligning to the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement.


Member of UK Green Building Council

433 employees

Joined in 2020


1. Commit

Commit to only owning, occupying and developing assets that are net zero carbon in operation by 2030. Commit to becoming a net zero carbon business by 2030 and to be climate positive thereafter to align with 1.5° Paris proof targets.

2. Disclose

Measure and disclose energy consumption, carbon emissions and performance against net zero pathway annually, within Annual Report and Performance Against Capitals Report.

3. Act

Implement a decarbonisation roadmap in line with the energy hierarchy, prioritising on-site embodied and operational carbon reduction, maximising renewable generation and procurement, followed by carbon offsetting as a last resort.

4. Verify

Verify energy consumption and carbon emissions data via an independent third party, in line with Commitment and SBTi aligned targets. Adopt independent certification schemes (e.g. NABERS- UK, BREEAM) where appropriate.

5. Advocate

Utilise influence over value chain to realise wider carbon benefits through leveraging scale, expertise and convening power of The Crown Estate. Champion a comprehensive approach to sustainable investment, including through application of the TCFD (Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures) framework and applying an internal carbon price to future investments.

Commitment Partner Initiatives

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