Date: Tuesday 11 May 2021
As part of our commitment to creating a greener, healthier future for our customers, colleagues and communities, we are proud to announce our new environment strategy, 'Building a Better World'.
The strategy focuses on the key environmental impacts for our business; climate change, nature, and resources and waste. We have made specific commitments to:
- Increase nature on our new developments
- Achieve our science-based carbon reduction target
- Make it easier for our customers to live a more sustainable lifestyle
We are pleased to have partnered with two fantastic organisations, Hedgehog Street and insect charity Buglife to help nature thrive at our new developments. Working with Hedgehog Street, we'll be integrating hedgehog highways across our developments from 2021. Our work with Buglife will see us support the charity's B-Lines project which is creating 'insect pathways' of pollinator-friendly habitats through the UK's countryside and towns.
We have already achieved a 39% reduction in our operational greenhouse gas emissions since 2013 and we are proud to be the first developer in the UK to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon. Our new environment strategy builds on this progress and we have made further commitments to carbon reduction.
Our Chief Executive Pete Redfern says: "At Taylor Wimpey our purpose is to build great homes and thriving communities. By launching our environmental strategy and ambitious targets, we aim to play our part in protecting the planet and creating a greener, healthier future for our customers, colleagues and communities. By working with partners Buglife and Hedgehog Street, we will increase nature on our sites making them better places to live for our customers."
Read more about our approach to sustainability and our new environment strategy here.