1st December 2015
We’ve been rewarded for our efforts to become more sustainable with a silver award from NextGeneration, an independent organisation which benchmarks the UK’s top 25 housebuilders on their sustainability performance.
Launched in 2006, to drive greener development and highlight best-in-class performance within the industry, this year’s NextGeneration benchmark saw us moving up into fifth place in the rankings.
Our above-average score of 71% is up 8% on last year and was calculated by assessing the impact our operations and the products we build have on the environment, society and the economy.
A membership based organisation, NextGeneration delivers benchmarking scores in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency and UK-Green Building Council.
John Tutte, Group chief executive, said: “We’re proud of the strides we have made in improving our score and are delighted to move up the rankings and receive the silver award, particularly as changes to the scoring system this year have made the criteria tougher than ever.
“We’re committed to being a sustainable business. We will continue to build on this as we work towards achieving our 2018 targets.”