Built by passionate people and strong relationships, our ambition of significantly increasing our output of homes is underpinned by a philosophy of operating responsibly and efficiently. As a result, economic, social and environmental principles are central to our business strategy and guide our day-to-day activities and actions.
Creating thriving places that enable people to live sustainable lifestyles
DESIGN & QUALITY AWARDS IN 2017-18
SUPPLY CHAIN SPEND IS WITH SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES
SUPPLY CHAIN SPEND WITH BUSINESSES REGISTERED IN LONDON BOROUGHS
Making our money work harder through efficient use of resources across our business
REDUCTION IN OUR SITE CO2E INTENSITY
OF WASTE DIVERTED FROM LANDFILL
REDUCTION OF WATER USAGE IN NEW HOMES
Creative building solutions
Collaborating with our partners to identify innovative building techniques and deliver the homes of the future
SPEND INVESTED IN MODERN METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION
REDUCTION IN CO2 IN NEW HOMES
NEW BUILD SCHEMES BENEFIT FROM LOW CARBON OR RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES
Investing in people and relationships to ensure we deliver lasting value for all stakeholders
OVERALL MOST IMPROVED NEXTGENERATION SUSTAINABLE HOUSEBUILDER
DIRECT EMPLOYEES PAID LONDON LIVING WAGE
To reinforce our commitment to operating in a sustainable way we launched our ‘Building a Living Legacy’ (BLL) sustainability strategy in 2016. It underpins our commitment to creating places that stand the test of time and we are dedicated to making a positive long term contribution to London’s built environment. Under the strategy, we have developed a Living Legacy framework to help manage our four priority areas and supporting targets, where we believe we can have the greatest positive impact.
Our Environmental Management System has recently transitioned from ISO14001:2004 to the 2015 standard.
Identifying our priorities
2017 marks the second year of reporting our sustainability performance against our BLL strategy and for the first time we are publishing a separate Sustainability Report to fully communicate our progress.
We believe our brand purpose of ‘developing the homes and creating the places that London needs’ aligns with the longer term desire of national and local politicians and all other stakeholders. In the short to medium term, we believe we are well positioned to grow Telford Homes in a sustainable manner. During 2018, we will undertake a materiality review to look beyond our current BLL strategy to 2030.
In the Sustainability Report we fully explain the positive progress we have made during the last year against the objectives we had set ourselves. In addition, during the reporting period, we commenced the measurement and monitoring of a range of new objectives to fast track our BLL strategy.
We were absolutely delighted to be recognised as the most improved homebuilder for the second successive year by the 2018 NextGeneration sustainable housing benchmark report, which also saw the Group obtain a Gold Level award for the first time.
Engaging with our stakeholders
Creating a positive legacy by enabling community networks and promoting strong stakeholder relationships is a key principle in what we do. Project teams engage with stakeholders throughout the development life cycle to help enrich existing communities.
Overseen by the Board, our BLL Steering Committee meets quarterly to provide high level sustainability governance and ensure the strategy is being successfully implemented. The Chief Executive chairs the Committee, which is made up of senior level representatives from across all business functions. The Committee is further assisted by departmental champions who support various related working parties and forums, including our Innovation Forum.