Close up of a hand holding a green seedlingk, symbolising the commitment to sustainability at Onyx Business Parks as highlighted in the article.

At Onyx Business Parks we take pride in our commitment to sustainability. We believe in creating environments that not only empower businesses but also contribute positively to the planet and the community. Our sustainable practices embrace every aspect of social, economic and urban design as integral elements of sustainable places. Explore how we’re integrating eco-friendly initiatives into our business parks for a greener, more sustainable future.

  • Landscaping & wildlife

    New landscaping forms part of our developments with existing hedgerows being retained where possible and extended where necessary. Careful planting aids biodiversity, protecting and enhancing existing flora and fauna while creating new wildlife habitats including bat and bird boxes.

  • Sustainable transport

    We work in key distribution locations focused on sustainable transport including rail, bus and cycle routes. There are comprehensive cycle facilities and EV charging points on all developments.

  • Low carbon footprint

    Our business parks are low carbon developments with a commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by over 20% through careful design and the innovative use of green technologies. Recycled and reclaimed materials will be used where possible.

  • Waste & recycling

    We focus on waste reduction and recycling, implementing comprehensive programs. This promotes a circular economy and minimises our footprint. Segregated facilities minimise waste and maximise recycling.

  • Energy efficiency

    Our business park units are highly insulated and carefully constructed to minimise heat loss and maximise energy efficiency. Our parks feature advanced technologies like solar PV leading to lower energy consumption and reduced cost.

  • BREEAM excellent

    BREEAM is the world’s leading science-based suite of validation and certification systems for sustainable built environment. Onyx Business Parks prides itself on gaining BREEAM Excellent on our leading developments, recognising our on-going commitment to ESG, health and net-zero goals.

Sustainability targets

Our target for sustainability is to reduce Onyx's carbon footprint by 40% by 2025.

We focus on four key, top level targets, which are designed to be clear, concise and directly meaningful to Onyx and our customers. By reducing Onyx's impacts in these areas we directly assist our customers to meet their own corporate targets.

We will achieve our sustainability target through:

Renewable energy

Procurement and generation of near-zero and zero carbon, renewable energy across our portfolio

Energy efficient technology

Installation of proven energy efficient technologies across all our new developments

Re-usable materials

Promoting the re-use of materials and recycling on all schemes

Close up of a hand holding a green seedlingk, symbolising the commitment to sustainability at Onyx Business Parks as highlighted in the article.
A team of two sustainability engineers installing solar panels on a roof.

Social responsibility

Beyond environmental initiatives, we believe in giving back to the communities we serve.

As well as the economic and social benefit of attracting new business to an area and creating employment opportunities Onyx Business Parks actively engages in social responsibility efforts, supporting local charities, community events, and educational programs.

We’re dedicated to being a positive force in the areas where our business parks are located, fostering a sense of belonging and collaboration among residents and businesses alike.

Group of blue collar workers standing outside while taking a break from work. They're all standing around, laughing and smiling, while looking at a smart phone.