ESG is an integrated part of our approach, across our business and our projects.
Since we were formed in 2015, we have been focused on ensuring every scheme will realise positive change for local communities, encouraging healthy living and working and creating happy, thriving places where people want to spend time. Typically, our buildings are created with locally procured, renewable materials and offer green space to encourage cycling and walking, as well as a range of leisure amenities.
However, we still have much to do to measure the social and environmental benefits of our schemes and to keep improving our practices. To help us, in 2020 we engaged an external consultant to extensively review our strategy, national legislation and policy and – importantly – speak to our different stakeholders to understand their needs and expectations. The consultants used an evidence-based methodology to identify material issues the strategy needed to address and ensure our approach would be relevant, both for now and for the future. They helped us to form a clear vision with focus areas and objectives as outlined below. This is only the start as we move ahead at pace so we can expand our capabilities and meet our ambitions to be best-in-class.