Thrive, the sustainability division of architects Chetwoods, has been appointed by logistics developer Gazeley as its specialist environmental, social and governance (ESG) consultant
Thrive will work with Savills to review and develop Gazeley’s policies, processes, funding and decision-making, helping to formalise its approach to key social, ethical and environmental issues.
It will also advise Gazeley on developing greener buildings for its customers, improving both how buildings are constructed and how they operate.
This continues Chetwoods’ long-term work with Gazeley on its ‘Route to Net Zero’ sustainability roadmap, which outlines a vision for creating the world’s most sustainable buildings.
Thrive will help Gazeley apply the principles from the roadmap to realise its vision of delivering innovative and environmentally friendly buildings over the next 10 years.
This supports Gazeley’s longer-term goal to become the world’s most pioneering logistics developer in responding to key social and environmental issues, such as responsible sourcing and gender equality.
Tim Ward, managing director at Chetwoods, said: “This appointment is a significant milestone in Thrive’s journey and testament to our team’s environmental wellbeing expertise. We are looking forward to continuing our work with Gazeley to achieve their Route to Net Zero.”
Philippa Birch-Wood, Chetwoods, Thrive associate, said: “Through Thrive we’re helping our clients to become more environmentally and socially responsible. And since sustainability is central to Chetwoods’ business we’re joining the UK Green Building Council to support the ‘Fridays for Future’ movement to call for urgent climate action.”
Graeme Munro, head of construction Europe, Gazeley, said: “We’ve worked with Chetwoods for the last 30 years and their specialist environmental sustainability and wellbeing knowledge was key to developing our Route to Net Zero. Thrive is the perfect partner to help us realise our sustainability goals.”