Environment and Climate Change

Protection of the environment and climate change are among the greatest challenges we face, both as a society and a business. We have a key part to play by minimising the environmental impact of our operations and ensuring the long-term sustainability of our products and services.

Our policy is to understand and manage our environmental impacts so we can minimise negative impacts, provide positive outcomes where possible, and at a minimum, comply with legal requirements.

At a Group level, macro environmental impacts including climate change, waste, water and biodiversity are evaluated alongside other sustainability issues to shape our strategic business approach. Group targets are then cascaded throughout the business. At the same time, environmental impacts specific to the design and construction of our buildings and homes (like noise, dust and pollution for example), are identified and managed through our central Environmental Management System.

Strategic approach

The Environment & Climate Change task force defines and implements action plans across the business to achieve the Group's environmental targets. Representatives from around the business are part of the task force and provide quarterly updates on progress against their plans. The task force works closely with a team of environmental advisors who support each individual site to identify innovative and practical means to mitigate environmental impacts.

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