Sustainability strategy: nature

We work to increase the space for nature in our building | Part of our sustainability strategy
The exterior of the Crick.

intro

Our building is essential to our work, but it affects the environment around us. 

We want to make the most of our footprint to provide support for biodiversity and providing resources for local wildlife. We already have a ‘brown roof’ on top of the Crick, planted with local wildflowers to encourage insect and plant life. 

Making space for nature inside the Crick helps to support the wellbeing of our staff and visitors, and we carefully choose the plants in our building to help reduce CO2 levels without using excessive amounts of water. 

goals

900ppm CO2 levels for 95% of occupied hours in the office by 2028

Our goals

  • Increase green space within the building
  • Keep CO2 levels below 900 ppm for 95% of occupied hours in office areas
  • Achieve London Health Workplace Excellence rating for healthy eating every year

How are we going to do this?

  • Developing an indoor planting strategy that includes nature hubs and resilient plants that do not need lots of water.
  • Working with an ecologist to investigate the possibility of placing bird, bat and insect houses around the outside of the building.
  • Developing sustainable food information on our menus for our staff.