Our Sustainability Steering Group (SSG) co-ordinates our sustainability activities at the operational level. It includes our Director of Sustainability Ian Heasman and is chaired by Lee Bishop, our Major Developments Director, who is a representative of the GMT.
We also have a number of committees and working groups overseeing particular aspects of sustainability such as our Charity Committee, Waste and Resources Group, Flood Risk Working Group and our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Committee.
At a project level, sustainability aspects of a development are initially the responsibility of the Land and Planning departments with the involvement of the Design teams. When planning permission has been obtained, project team members have responsibility for ensuring that the appropriate sustainability issues are introduced as planned. Once work has begun on site, the Production Management team, including the Site Manager and contractors, takes on responsibility for ensuring that a wide range of site-specific sustainability issues are addressed and monitored.
Health and safety and customer service form part of all Senior Managers’ business objectives and a proportion of our senior management bonus relates to customer service. Health and safety is a non-negotiable top priority for Taylor Wimpey and it therefore does not directly form part of our senior management bonus.
Our COMBINE (Co-ordinated Measurement of Business Information) system collects a wide range of non-financial and sustainability data from our regional business units. It covers health and safety, environment, sustainable construction, resource efficiency, planning and community engagement, employee and customer data.