27th May 2022 - Telford Homes has today released its Sustainability Report 2022; the second report since the business became the first developer to set out an integrated Sustainability Roadmap for the next decade, culminating in becoming a net-zero carbon company by 2030. 

This latest interactive report marks the second year of reporting in accordance with this journey, highlighting successes against the milestones, and marking out the next steps to achieving net-zero. 

Demonstrating Telford Homes dedication to sustainable and responsible homebuilding, the results of the Sustainability Report are underpinned by their Building a Living Legacy (BLL) sustainability strategy. The strategy sets out a commitment to economic, social and environmentally responsible development, creating places that stand the test of time and that make a positive long-term contribution to the built environment.  

Despite the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the business achieved 92% of its BLL objectives during the reporting period; with late 2021 seeing it ranked the UK’s most sustainable home builder by NextGeneration for the second consecutive year. 2021 also saw Telford Homes publish its new Build to Rent Design Guidance, placing an increased focus on customers and ensuring clear alignment with the ESG strategies of their investment partners. 

Key highlights from the report include:  

  • 75% of supply chain spend is with small and medium sized enterprises 
  • 5 schemes in London mayoral opportunity areas 
  • 100% of new build schemes benefit from low carbon or renewable technologies 
  • 23.6% reduction in CO2 intensity across sites 
  • 99% waste diverted from landfill 
  • 16% reduction of water in new homes 
  • 89% recommended developer rate, attributed to HomeViews 
  • 12th Royal Society for The Prevention of Accidents Award 

Across its portfolio, Telford Homes has used innovative construction and design features to protect and enhance the environment. These results mark strong progress towards achieving the goals set out in the 2030 Sustainability Roadmap, including diverting 100% of waste from landfill and reducing embodied CO2 by 10 - 20%. 

John Fitzgerald, Group Managing Director, Telford Homes says: “Our Sustainability Report 2022 demonstrates the ways that we remain committed to building sustainable communities and putting economic, social and environmental principles at the centre of all business strategy and everyday activity. We’re proud to have been recognised for this dedication, being ranked as the UK’s most sustainable housebuilder in 2021, for the second consecutive year, by NextGeneration. We now look forward to achieving the next milestones on our roadmap.” 

Since setting out its Building a Living Legacy strategy in 2017, Telford Homes has rapidly developed its  reputation as a leader in the sustainability field in the built environment. In line with the developer’s brand proposition to ‘build sustainable communities and create rewarding opportunities,’ the report includes their first five year Social Return on Investment review. The review explores the social and community footprint of Telford Homes across London, examining the local impact achieved at the schemes completed over that period.  

Key highlights from the review include: receiving a residential satisfaction score of 4.23/5 exceeding UK benchmarks, supporting over 30 apprentices comprising 8-10% of the workforce, creating 12 community assets including community hubs, schools and religious meeting places, developing over 40,000ft2 of SME workspace, including 33,000ft2 of affordable space for creative industries and all homes achieved an average EPC B rating. 

The report also introduces Telford Homes’ Net Positive Biodiversity Guide, which will assist in reversing biodiversity decline and positively improving the lives of our customers and neighbours, as well as the creation of Shadow Cost of Carbon to provide clarity on the known and unexpected costs of delivering upon the developer’s 2030 net zero commitments. 

You can read the full report here.