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Our Commitment to Social Responsibility

Being a sustainable housebuilder is about much more than responsible procurement and strong social credentials, so we go to exceptional lengths to embed sustainability in everything we do.

Our mission to bring positive improvements to people, places and the environment is guided by the three pillars of sustainability: social, economic and environmental.

Kevin O'Connor, Head of Social Responsibility and Inclusion

Investing in communities

We want all our projects to have a lasting positive impact on the communities around them. To achieve this, we work in partnership with our clients and voluntary sector groups to create meaningful opportunities with long term or permanent employment prospects.

From skilled graduates unable to break into the job market to people with complex needs, we provide structured, supportive placements and training programmes that help them overcome barriers and develop the confidence and skills they need to secure permanent jobs with us or our supply chain. 

As part of our passion for creating sustainable communities, we also bring people together and give back to the local area.

By partnering with social enterprises, creating apprenticeships, jobs and training opportunities and organising community initiatives, we are changing lives. We also fund away days for children, support gardening projects, facilitate sports development and create opportunities for residents and groups.

 

 

Sustainable development

We are committed to building environmentally-sensitive communities where everyone can lead more sustainable lifestyles.

This commitment includes ensuring the materials we use, along with our construction and waste management processes, minimise our impact on the environment. We strive for the highest standards of sustainable construction, in line with our ISO14001 Environmental Management Plan. Our vision is to use traceable, ethical materials with low embodied carbon on recycled content to build ultra-low energy and carbon neutral homes.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

With construction of a new housing development in Bengeo set to start soon, we have found an innovative solution for the safe removal of a well-known glasshouse on the site, offering it free of charge to any company that could find a use for it, providing it would be safely dismantled and relocated. A Kent based vegetable wholesaler offered £2,000 for a charity of our choice in return for the glasshouse, which they carefully dismantled and transported to its new home. Meanwhile, we donated the money to the local scout group, to fund improvements to the scout hut. The site will deliver 52 one, two, three, four and five bedroom family homes with 40% affordable housing.

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