9 June 2021
Telford Homes launches 2021 Sustainability Report
We are delighted to announce the release of our 2021 Sustainability Report. Available interactively for the first time, the annual report contains a comprehensive analysis of our achievements in sustainability over the past year, and our plans for the future.
The launch marks one year since we became the first housebuilder to set out an integrated sustainability roadmap for the next decade - culminating in becoming a net-zero carbon company by 2030. Despite the significant challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are pleased to have made significant progress in this journey over the course of the past year.
We are delighted to be ranked as the UK’s most sustainable housebuilder in the ‘NextGeneration’ housing benchmarking report, and to have received the crystal award for transparency and sustainability disclosure. This is a testimony to our people, our investors and our supply chain, in helping us to consolidate and strengthen our BLL strategy as we journey toward our 2030 goals
Yet there is still work to be done; and our 2021 report focuses on our ambitions and plans for the future as we continue our efforts to become the leading build to rent developer in the UK, by building sustainable communities and creating rewarding opportunities.
Key highlights from the report include:
- In the past year, 69% of our supply chain spend has been with small and medium sized enterprises, with £26m spent with businesses registered in London boroughs
- The past year has seen a 6.3% reduction in our site co2 intensity, as well as a 16% reduction of water usage in new homes.
- 100% of our new build schemes benefit from low-carbon or renewable technologies and 17% of spend in the last year was invested in modern methods of construction
- We have continued to invest in people and relationships and retained a 92% employee retention rate
- We have been recognised with a Gold Award by the RoSPA for the 11th consecutive year and received a President’s Award
To read the full report, click here.