We want to take an active part in tackling the environmental crisis by reducing the impact of our operations and supply chain, enabling customers to live more sustainably and by collaborating across our industry to support positive change. 

Environmental governance and management system

Responsibility for achieving our environmental targets starts the top of our organisation.

Read about responsibilities and accountability at Board, Executive, functional and operational level 

Resource targets

We have set annual targets for each business unit on energy efficiency, water efficiency and waste. Regional business management teams receive a quarterly report on energy and resource use which includes a user-friendly infographic to show how they are performing. They can compare this to our targets as well as to other business units. 

Sustainability Sponsors and Champions

We have a Sustainability Sponsor in each regional business management team who helps to ensure focus on our targets. Each regional business also has a Sustainability Champion to engage colleagues on resource efficiency and monitor progress at the local level. They use our resource portal to track performance, assess the costs of resource use and waste disposal and compare progress with other parts of the business.

Environmental innovation grant

Through our Environmental Innovation Grant scheme we have provided small grants to colleagues for testing new ideas to improve our environmental performance.


Environmental management system

Our Health, Safety and Environmental Management System (EMS) covers all site activities and helps us to keep noise, dust and disturbance to a minimum, to prevent pollution incidents and to protect biodiversity.  It includes:

We support the principles of the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) and over 1,000 of our sites have registered with the CCS since the scheme began in 1997.

We have updated our Environment Policy covering climate change, biodiversity, waste, water and timber sourcing and expect to publish this in 2023.

Regulatory HSE compliance

There were no environmental prosecutions or fines in 2022.

Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for large organisations in the UK. Taylor Wimpey UK qualified for ESOS and we therefore conducted the required audits of the energy used by our buildings, industrial processes and transport, as well as identifying energy saving measures. We notified the scheme regulator the Environment Agency that we had met our ESOS obligations. You can download our ESOS Compliance Strategy:

ESOS Compliance Strategy