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Commitment to tackle climate change

We want to play our part in creating a greener, healthier future for our customers, colleagues and communities and we’re taking action to reduce our carbon footprint.

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Committed to climate action

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time and it’s something we take very seriously. We’ve cut carbon emissions intensity from our business by 51% since 2013 and now we’re taking action to go even further.

We’re working hard to achieve ambitious carbon reduction targets for our business, our supply chain and the homes we build for our customers. We've committed to reach net zero emissions by 2045, ahead of the UK's national target. 

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More energy efficient means lower carbon

Energy efficient homes are good for the planet because less energy means fewer carbon emissions. An energy efficient home can also save you money on household bills.

Our homes have a variety of energy saving features including low energy lightbulbs, energy efficient appliances and water saving taps. Many include renewable technologies such as photovoltaic (PV) panels.

Selecting sustainable, lower carbon materials

Working with our suppliers, we are selecting more sustainable and lower carbon materials to build our homes. We’ve made some positive steps so far. For example, in 2022 we used insulation in our new homes that was made from recycled glass equivalent to around 8.2 million bottles. We are also using recycled materials in our kitchens and many of our uPVC windows include recycled plastic.
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Powered by green electricity

Behind the scenes, we’re powering our business on clean, green energy. We now buy 100% renewable electricity to run our offices and new construction sites which accounts for around 70% of our total electricity consumption each year.

Over half of the cars in our fleet are electric or hybrid vehicles and we're testing greener alternatives to diesel fuel.