The future is green at Affinity House as we work towards complete sustainability.
We’re already dedicated to turning your workspace into somewhere you really love to be. From becoming wholly Covid-compliant, to embarking on an ambitious refurbishment programme, we know that our tenants feel welcome and safe here.
Now we’re ensuring that Affinity House operates a net zero carbon strategy. That means that we’ll try to reach zero carbon emissions, as well as making sure we offset any that we do incur.
Creating a self-sufficient workspace
Why is this important to us? Because we believe in the power of community. We recognise that great things can happen when people come together, and that happens every day in our co-working spaces. But we are all also part of the global community, and it’s important that we play our part in making the world a better place. At Affinity House, that means creating a workspace that’s self-sufficient and leaves no carbon footprint.
We’re early in the process, but we’ve made some important steps. We’re working closely, on behalf of our tenants, with Zero Waste Scotland, who are helping us fine tune our energy efficient processes. A wind turbine powers our site and charges electric vehicles, making us entirely energy self-sufficient. In the future we’re aiming to install solar panels as part of our ongoing site development and commitment to sustainability.
It’s an ever-evolving project, and we’ll always be committed to it.
Affinity House Managing Director Paul McGillvery says,
“It’s a testament to the commitment of the team that we’ve been fully operational and Covid-safe since easing allowed, as well as continuing to further our goal of sustainability.”
If you want to join the Affinity House community, we are leasing office space to local organisations, or larger companies looking to install a satellite office here in Dundee. With a network of companies in the innovative tech, renewables, and construction industries already at home here, it’s a great place to innovate, network, and get down to business fast.
In order to address and monitor our key ESG issues United Capital has implemented, in conjunction with this ESG policy, a number of ESG initiatives and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which will be reported to the Board on a regular basis. Active participation and engagement at all levels of the business is of great importance to ensure ownership of ESG by all staff. As a minimum, United Capital endeavours to maintain compliance with legislative requirements. United Capital will ensure that this policy is reviewed and updated annually, or as required.
Full audit & report produced annually by appointed external ESG advisors
Internal employee forum to curate progress and report directly to board
On-going review and adjustment of ESG policies throughout the year
12% annual reduction in carbon footprint
2030 net-zero target
5% of annual profits invested into “people policies” including community causes