Year on year improvement
A 14% increase in monies committed to local communities
An increase of 11% from 4,800 in 2016
"This year we have made considerable progress towards our Aspirations 2018 targets in our continued focus on contributing to economic development and creating vibrant, healthy communities wherever we work. Achieving these aims whilst protecting and enhancing our natural environment, developing our people and engaging with our customers on sustainability is at the heart of what we do."
Group Chief Executive
Our strategy is to consider sustainability issues in everything we do and our approach focuses on five key areas
We build beautiful homes that are warm and efficient to run, located on attractive developments which create vibrant, healthy communities.
As well as our ‘Customer First’ culture we are also engaging with our customers to develop our sustainability strategies.
We are proud of the extensive contributions we make to community and local economic development wherever we work.
Our reputation as a good employer is confirmed by our employees, 94% of whom say they are proud to work for the company.
Exciting new partnerships with conservation bodies are helping us to improve ecological value on our developments.
Our progress towards our targets
Our continuing focus on design for sustainability is demonstrated by our strong progress towards our 2018 aspirations
|Public open space created||239 hectares||115 hectares||Continual investment|
|Heat loss from homes||54% better than 1970's||54% better than 1970's||66% better than 1970's|
|% of homes incorporating renewable technologies||13%||12%||75%|
|Reduce water usage (litres/head/day)||105||105||80|
|Homes including domestic recycling facilities||58%||52.4%||75%|
|Building information modelling (BIM) development||Level 2||Level 2||Level 3|
We want to provide our customers with the best possible home-buying experience
|% of our customers recommending us to a friend per NHBC research||88.4%||87.13%||>95%|
|My Redrow registrations||17,269||20,016||15,000|
|NHBC Pride in the Job Awards||19% of sites||20% of sites||20% of sites|
Creating sustainable communities is the heart of our business
|Monies committed to fund the improvement of local communities||£142m||£163m||Continued investment in local communities|
|Community consultations as % of planning submissions*||45%||47%||Increased engagement|
|Considerate Constructors average score||34.47||35.25||>35|
|Homes within 500m of public transport node||95%||97%||90%|
*Minor planning submissions, plot substitutions, etc. excluded
Redrow is all about quality and this gives people a real sense of pride and achievement
|Trainees as % of workforce||15%||15%||15%|
|Training days delivered||4,800||5,363||Increasing training per head|
|Graduate programme intake||34||37||Increase in line with growth|
|Total workforce||1,962||2,200||Maintain headcount growth|
|Health & Safety Awards||2 Highly Commended & 3 Commended||5||Progressive Improvement|
|Reportable accidents per site||0.20||0.33||0.3|
We continue to focus on the efficient use of materials, water and energy in our activities
|Total waste produced per 100m² of build||9.76 tonnes per 100m²||10.65 tonnes per 100m²||7.5 tonnes per 100m²|
|Waste diverted from landfill||94.80%||95.38%||>95%|
|Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions||2.61 tonnes CO2e/100m²||2.5 tonnes CO2e/100m²||10% reduction|
|Site water consumption||14.66m³ / 100m²||24.50m³ / 100m²||Reduce m³ / 100m²|
|Responsibly sourced timber||99.83%||99.94%||100%|
|% of build materials locally sourced||93%||92%||95%|
|% of subcontract labour employed locally||90%||92%||95%|
THE J’s Hospice in Essex is on to a winner after teaming up with Redrow Homes for a charity race night which raised almost £43,000.
Redrow Homes South Wales took to the banks of the river Taff last weekend to take part in the Great Taff Tidy. Armed with bin bags and litterpickers, around 300 volunteers, including 17 staff members from the Redrow Homes South Wales Office, turned out to help clean up the Taff and its surrounding area.
Second only to doctor’s surgeries – 98% of people say high-speed broadband is most important factor for social well-being in their community.
Homebuilder Redrow has donated £500 to the Keep Britain Tidy group to support local volunteers helping to keep the coast clean near one of its prestigious developments in Fleetwood.
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.
We’ve become an ambassador for The right Waste, right Place (rWrP) campaign to raise awareness of Duty of Care legislation around waste management. rWrP provides practical information to help businesses from a broad...
A new fairy garden has been unveiled at Hope House children’s hospice in Oswestry following an ambitious makeover project. The garden, which offers a quiet and peaceful area for families at the hospice to relax in, was given...
Budding gardeners at Barton Seagrave Primary School in Northants will be able to grow their love for the outdoors in a dedicated space created with help from Redrow and its landscapers. The school’s previous wildlife...
We’re the only major home builder to partner with the trust, and have recently strengthened our relationship by undertaking a pilot project at our Saxon Brook development in Pinhoe, Exeter. The pilot project involved creating a tailored...
The Liverpool Housing Partnership is a unique collaboration between Liverpool City Council, Redrow and Liverpool Mutual Homes, designed to drive up the range and quality of properties in the city of Liverpool. Redrow Homes and LMH...
A team of 14 green-fingered employees from our head office in Flintshire has helped Mostyn Kitchen Garden turn over a new leaf with a makeover. Organised as part of our activities for Volunteers’ Week 2016, the group transformed...
Bringing a wealth of experience from the third sector, we’ve appointed Kate Harcus as sustainability and social responsibility advisor to help us build on our reputation as a company that cares. Part of our now five-strong...
We helped a North Yorkshire primary school to gear up for the Tour de Yorkshire with a day of cycling fun and educational activities. ‘Le Tour’ passed through Sherburn-in-Elmet on route from Otley to Doncaster, close to Athelstan...
We’ve helped to steer new research into how car clubs can benefit new developments. By providing funding and contributing a case study, we’ve supported the creation of a new report by Carplus, in collaboration with the University of...
We recently invited schoolchildren across West London to create a 60 second audio commercial to explain to other young people how important energy saving measures are in the home and raise awareness of how new homes are built...
To mark Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 and bring awareness to ways of helping farmers worldwide get a better deal, we recently hosted a Fairtrade Big Brunch event at our Flintshire headquarters. Fairtrade supports those who produce our food...
Our latest research has challenged the long-held claim that customer demand for purchasing sustainable homes is limited. On the contrary, 63% of the 1,730 prospective new homebuyers we surveyed indicated a desire to purchase...
Families flocked to our open day held in partnership with the RSPB at our development in the Lancashire coastal village of Banks, near Southport. To support the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch – the world’s largest wildlife survey...
We’ve been rewarded for our efforts to become more sustainable with a silver award from NextGeneration, an independent organisation which benchmarks the UK’s top 25 housebuilders on their sustainability performance. Launched...
We’ve become the first major UK homebuilder to score a coveted ‘Three Trees’ from WWF for our commitment to using sustainable timber. The world’s leading independent conservation organisation WWF is calling on all UK...
A 12 strong team of competitive-commuters met in at Exeter for our commuter ‘Top Gear style’ race to determine the fastest, greenest, cheapest, safest and easiest way to commute across the city to our office in Pynes Hill. As the clock...
We’re supporting ambitious research into the impacts of urban living on people’s health. Funded under the Wellcome Trust's prestigious new initiative, Our Planet, Our Health, the three-year project will provide valuable insights...
We’re committed to improving timber regulation and have signed up to the WWF Industry Statement to prove it. As a major purchaser of timber products, we have welcomed the introduction of a regulation that is more...
Our sustainability team is celebrating after Redrow was shortlisted for two awards in the BIG Biodiversity Challenge. Run by CIRIA (the construction industry research and information association), the awards invite organisations...
In a bid to reduce their carbon footprint, employees at our head office have taken part in a ‘green day’, swapping their cars for alternative methods of transport and learning how to drive more economically in an eco-driving simulator...
To further embed our sustainability values all staff have been undergoing sustainability training, which has been delivered in a suitably eco-efficient way; through the introduction of a new eLearning module that is completed online...
We are delighted to have been recognised for our efforts, by winning the ‘Green Award’ at the 2014 Daily Post Business Awards, which were sponsored by the Welsh Government and Bangor University. The accolade recognises good...