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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 from our business by 39% 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 by 2030. 

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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. Some also include renewable technologies such as photovoltaic (PV) panels, which produce green electricity.

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 2020 we used insulation in our new homes that was made from around 6 million recycled glass bottles. We are also using bricks made from recycled materials on some developments 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 construction sites which accounts for around 58% of our total electricity consumption each year.

We’re also increasing the number of electric and hybrid vehicles in our fleet and testing greener alternatives to diesel fuel.