Sustainability at St. Botolph Building

Sustainability is at the core of all operations at St. Botolph, and we strive to keep on reducing the building footprint, improving our recycling rates & performance, involving our Occupiers in initiatives aimed at raising awareness about environmental topics and implementing our ESG strategy.

CCAS awards

I am pleased to announce that The St Botolph Building were finalists in the below categories at the CCAS awards ceremony on Friday 10th at Mansion House and won the Gold award in all 3 x categories. The Gold Award has taken the place of the old Platinum Award.

Chairmans Cup – Gold

Resources & Circular Economy – Gold

Communication & Engagement – Gold

Recycling & Waste Management

Recycling is very important at St. Botolph, and, while we are constantly trying to introduce new waste streams, we currently have the following on site:
In collaboration with BPR/Recorra Group:

  • Dry mixed recyclable
  • Cardboard
  • Glass
  • Food
  • Coffee Grounds
  • General Waste
  • Batteries
  • Coffee cups (in collaboration with Simple Cups)
  • Stationary & beauty, skincare, and body care packaging (in collaboration with Terracycle).


We have recently introduced 2 Rentbrella stations in our east & west reception areas > this is an umbrella sharing sustainable initiative that consists in renting umbrella made of 100% recycled plastic.

More info can be found here: Sustainability | Rentbrella

EV Chargers

We currently have 12 EV Chargers on site – installed by the company Electric Spinach – which can be used to charge cars both by the Occupiers and the BM team, and we are looking to install more chargers, also for bikes and motorbikes.

Info at Solutions — Electric Spinach – Powering the Electric Vehicle revolution

Moss Wall

In July we have also installed beautiful moss hexagons in the corridor leading to the building wellness room, with the aim of transforming what was a pretty plain and clinical-looking corridor into a much warmer and uplifting one.

This has been installed by the company Plant Plan, more information is available at Our sustainability promise | Plant Plan | Live and Replica Planting

Waste Recycling Report Dashboard – September

Urban Beekeeping

Since 2019 St. Botolph sponsors 3 hives, 2 located on the building roof, and 1 in Beckenham apiary, in collaboration with our beekeeper Sharon Bassey, a well-known member of the Bee Farmers Association, with more than 15 years of experience.

pop-up events

Sharon doesn’t only look after our hives, she also organizes pop-up events (where she brings an observation hive and sells bee-wax products), apiary visits and deals with collecting and packing the honey produced by our bees > 250 jars containing 4 oz of honey jars have been produced since the hives installation in 2019, and a new batch is going to be delivered at the end of September.

Office Farming

Last July we installed 3 vegetable farmstands – provided by Square Mile Farm – in our reception lobby! This is a wonderful initiative that lies on the 3 pillars of sustainability, engagement, and well-being.