Championing sustainability

At Milton Park, sustainabilty is at the heart of everything we do, striving to make a positive contribution to the environment in which we operate and address the current climate emergency.

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Greener workplace forum

Set up in 2017 by Veronica Reynolds, the Park’s Sustainability and Community Manager (formerly known as the Sustainable Travel Forum), the Greener Workplace Forum has two representatives from over 45 companies across the Park.

As an independent group, the aim is to share best practice and raise awareness of existing green initiatives around energy use, recycling and transport, and be a collective voice when lobbying for infrastructure improvements and investment which help to reduce emissions from transport, buildings and plant and create more space for nature.

Sustainable travel

To help keep Milton Park a green and pleasant environment, sustainable travel is encouraged wherever possible. Our occupiers can hire bikes and ebikes for free, access a secure car share scheme and benefit from a subsided bus pass for £20 a year, allowing them to travel to Milton Park from anywhere in Didcot, Drayton, Steventon, Sutton Courtenay and Milton. Didcot Parkway railway station is also just five minutes away, with fast and frequent connections to London Paddington, Oxford, Reading and Bristol Temple Meads. There is also an increasing number of EV charging points across those points available to those with electric and hybrid vehicles.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

In commitment to improve our supply, consumption and waste processes, we recently secured the British Standards Institution (BSI) ISO 14001 certification for Environmental Management Systems (EMS).

We have a zero-to-landfill waste policy, resulting in approximately 242 tonnes of mixed recycling being processed each year. Maintenance vehicles and tools on-site are electric-powered and we have increased the number of electric vehicle (EV) charging points. We also plan to install more solar panels to expand clean energy usage.

Our maintenance team partner with Happy Earth Soil, a local Oxfordshire company, to collect green waste across the estate and convert it into organic compost for the Park’s plants and urban garden plots. We enforce a chemical-free policy to eliminate the use of pesticides, promoting biodiversity.

Responsible development

Milton Park’s 2040 Vision sets out plans to provide a space for up to 20,000 employees to innovate, collaborate and inspire – all while keeping sustainability at the forefront. We design to the highest environmental credentials and where possible will repurpose existing buildings, saving on resources, energy, on-site construction traffic and carbon production.

Biodiversity initatives

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