The loc Building
Will help preserve
in northern Peru
Building Sustainable Communities
During the construction of the LOC, you can expect to see initiatives which will bring environmental, social and financial benefits to the community of Solihull and beyond.
In common with every new building developed by Prologis UK, the LOC will have its environmental sustainability attributes officially certified by The Planet Mark Sustainability Certification scheme. This means that the reduce lifetime carbon emissions for the LOC building will be measured.
To make a real difference and ensure we play our part in reducing carbon emissions for the long-term, we go over and beyond the requirements of The Planet Mark Certification Scheme and mitigate five times the unavoidable embodied carbon emissions in our buildings. We do this by working with the charity Cool Earth, to protect areas of rainforest and support rainforest communities. As part of this, the LOC building will help preserve 1,425 acres of rainforest with the Awajún in Northern Peru supporting local people to defend their ancestral forest and safeguard many species of plants and animals.
Working with local schools and The Eden Project
Jaguar Land Rover has a proud history supporting local schools, charities and good causes for over twenty years. Through the development of the LOC, Prologis will be working in partnership with The Eden Project, with education officers visiting schools in Solihull to talk to students about sustainability. During the development of the LOC, eight of these sessions will be delivered to local schoolchildren across the borough.
Adding Social Value Together
As part of the LOC development, all suppliers will be required to sign up to the Supply Chain Social Value Charter. The charter specifically commits Prologis suppliers to developing and agreeing a Social Value Action Plan (SVAP) built around a set of Themes, Outcomes and Measures (TOM’s). This will strategically increase the social value contribution over time.
As part of this commitment, Winvic (the construction partner for the LOC) will seek to source goods and labour locally and provide job opportunities for local people and those furthest away from the job market. At the end of the build process, the financial benefit of the environmental and societal activities in the local area will be calculated and shared.
Site Community day
Jaguar Land Rover supports local community groups and charities in Solihull, and since 1980 has donated over £3m to local good causes. It is committed to keeping local residents and stakeholders informed.
As part of the construction project, Jaguar Land Rover, Prologis and Winvic have created this special website and dedicated local contacts. In addition, they will host a dedicated Site Community Day. On this day, volunteers from all three companies will work together to bring about change in the local community. In the past they have built a forest school classroom for a local school, transformed a community allotment and created new access paths to make a local animal sanctuary more accessible for those with wheelchairs or pushchairs.
Members of the local community will have the opportunity to put forward initiatives they would like us to support. If you have a local charity you’d like Prologis and Jaguar Land Rover to champion during the development, please email firstname.lastname@example.org