Cannon Park Shopping Centre is fully committed to protecting the environment recognising that the retail industry is a large consumer of natural resources and that it has responsibilities to the local community it serves and future generations.
We seek environmentally sustainable operation to continually leverage benefit to the local community.
To shape the vision, we have the following commitments:
- Complying with all environmental legislation as a minimum standard.
- Assessing the impact of all our operations concerning the environment.
- Regularly reviewing all environmental impacts of the business and set targets to help minimise those impacts identified.
- Encouraging suppliers, clients and contractors to comply with the centre’s environmental policy and to adopt similar standards themselves.
- Encouraging environmentally responsible behaviour throughout the workforce.
- Communicating ways in which the local community can engage and contribute. Through our ongoing refurbishment, we are making Cannon Park more sustainable and accessible for our community.
Our targets and initiatives:
- The internal lighting of our mall is 100% LED lighting, aligning with our aim to reduce energy consumption by 5% every year for the next 5 years. We also plan to replace our existing lightings to LED in the rear park, which will reduce energy consumption by approximately 75%.
- We use energy-saving technologies whenever possible. For example, we have introduced passive infrared sensors for the interior lighting and photocell sensors for the exterior lighting so the lights are turned off when they are not needed.
- We have identified door heaters as an inefficient consumption of energy. Turning them off resulted in an energy saving of 24 MWh (9.8 cubic tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum).
- We aim to enable customers to assist in recycling by facilitating separation of waste at the point of disposal.
- We are looking to increase the recycling rate by 10% per annum for the next 5 years.
- We plan to reduce waste to landfill by investigating new initiatives such as coffee cup recycling points and water bottle collection points.
- Ensuring all waste is disposed of by continuing to use best environmental practices and to maintain our commitment to achieve ‘Zero’ to landfill at all times.
- We are currently developing a Green Travel Plan, which sets out action plans to promote more sustainable modes of travel for both our staff and customers. This is to be achieved by schemes such as car-sharing, better use of public transport and improved facility for cyclists.
- The car parks at Cannon Park have been awarded the Safer Parking status, Park Mark®, meeting the requirements of a police assessment as well as the high standards of the British Parking Association.
- We plan to install Tesco free charge points for electric cars in the front car park, plus additional (chargeable) charging points in the rear car park in 2020, to welcome and assist drivers of electric vehicles.
- We will only allow sustainable Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles that pass the requirements under the Coventry Council’s Emission Licensing Guidance.
In collaboration with some local groups, we organise interactive events to raise awareness and connect everyone on the shared goal of our sustainable future.
Our Retailers are all doing their part as well. Tesco, Iceland, Wilkinson, Boots and all other leading national retailers, are all working to their environmental policies that are market-leading. Details can be found on their websites.