3rd January 2017
Redrow has achieved a Gold Award in the NextGeneration Sustainability Benchmark - an industry-specific initiative established in 2004 to drive best practice in sustainability into the heart of the UK’s housebuilding sector.
Redrow continues to be steadfastly committed to sustainability and creating a better way for people to live. High level business principles addressing social, environmental and economic aspects have been developed and incorporated into an integrated annual report, placing emphasis on high quality homes and strong, cohesive communities that offer a wide range of local amenities, as exampled with developments such as Woodford Garden Village (Cheshire) and Colindale (London).
In 2016 alone, we invested £142m into community development and created 239 hectares of public open spaces, with a focus on building thriving communities and inspiring healthy living. In addition, through a partnership with the BBCT (Bumblebee Conservation Trust) and other local wildlife organisations, we have supported the creation of essential ecological networks and wildlife-friendly habitats on and around our developments.
Robert Macdiarmid, Sustainability Director at Redrow, said: “Sustainability is core to our business, ensuring we build responsibly and create prosperous communities whilst maintaining and enhancing the natural environment. This outlook is reflected in our strategic business principles – growing responsibly, putting customers first, managing resources efficiently, creating better places to live and valuing and developing our people. We are all extremely delighted to have received Gold Award status, which is testament to the dedication to improvement of sustainability throughout the company.”