1st July 2020
Redrow has won its first ever Global Good Award for social and environmental sustainability.
We learned last week that it is guaranteed a podium place in the Global Good ‘Company of the Year’ category, with the final announcement on whether that will be a gold, silver or bronze award, due later this year.
Established in 2015, the Global Good Awards (previously known as the National CSR Awards) recognise and reward organisations of all shapes and sizes that are making strides towards a better world for people, the planet and the global economy.
Our shortlisting is based on our all-embracing sustainable approach to development across three key areas:
- Building responsibly, eg. using 99.9% responsibly sourced and certified timber, minimising waste, reducing carbon emissions and partnering with organisations like The Wildlife Trusts and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
- Valuing people through investment in apprenticeships, training and personal development, plus comprehensive health and wellbeing programmes for staff and sub-contractors.
- Creating thriving communities through a combination of strong placemaking principles and investment in local neighbourhoods.
The other two guaranteed winners in this category are Tideway, the company building London’s ‘super sewer’ to intercept millions of tonnes of raw sewage that flow into the River Thames each year, and London-based commercial cleaning company Greenzone. Last year’s gold winner was WSP, one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms, involved in high profile UK projects such as Crossrail and HS2.
Household names recognised in previous years of the Global Good Awards include M&S, Tesco, Jaguar Landrover, Sky, Aviva, Halfords and Canon.
Tom Roberts, Redrow’s group communications manager, said: “We’ve won numerous awards within the housebuilding and construction sector, including recognition for our sustainability and biodiversity from organisations like NextGeneration and Ciria’s BIG Biodiversity Challenge. This is our first time entering the multi-sector Global Good Awards, however, and we are very pleased and proud to have secured a podium place. We’re now keeping everything crossed for a Gold award when the final results are announced.”
Find out more about our approach to sustainability by clicking here.
A full list of the 2020 Global Good Award winners can be found here: https://globalgoodawards.co.uk/who-are-our-2020-winners/