Our ambition to be the market leader in the design and delivery of sustainable homes and mixed-use communities is backed by a strong ethos to operate in a responsible and ethical way.
We apply the principles of operating responsibly at every level of our business from the products and materials we procure to the homes we build and the people we employ, and we expect the same from our partners.
Operating responsibly is at the core of everything we do. We integrate health, safety and environmental considerations throughout our business and take pride in being a business that creates value and trust for all our stakeholders.
We aim to show leadership in managing health and safety on our sites and put in place different initiatives to continuously drive improvements in our performance.
All our sites take part in the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) and in 2017 our average score was 34.7/50.
Our environmental management system and processes are designed to minimise risk and cover all of our construction operations. Our health and safety system has procedures designed to minimise risk and is based on BS OHSAS 18001.
The principles set out in our Corporate Health and Safety Policy are implemented through our best practice procedures, training and culture of care.
The Group Health, Safety and Environmental Director, along with his team, undertake environmental audits of our sites to measure their performance against our environmental procedures and standards. Managing Directors and Production Directors also undertake regular spot checks.
This year, the team has continued to review the environmental site risk procedures and standards to ensure they are in line with current best practice.
Find out more about some of our Health, Safety and Environmental campaigns and initiatives in 2017 in our Integrated Report.
Modern slavery is a complex and often hidden crime that takes a number of different forms and transcends age, gender or culture. It can encompasses slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking. There are an estimated 13,000 slaves in the UK, with the National Crime Agency naming the construction industry as one of the top 3 industries at risk of modern slavery.
As part of our response to the Modern Slavery Act, we have prepared a statement that outlines the steps we are taking to ensure our operations and supply chain are free of slavery.
To find out more about how we apply the principles of Operating Responsibly to our business, please read the Integrated Report.
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