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Key Financials 2016 2015 2014 2013
Revenue (£m) 997  804.8 636.3 525.7
Operating profit (£m) 203.8 163.6 128.1 97.1
Basic Earnings per share (pence) 62.0 49.3 39.3 29.4
Total employee wages and benefits (£m) 65.3  57.3 51.1 46.0
Contribution to social infrastructure and affordable housing  911.2 954.7 684 N/A
Contributions 2016 2015 2014 2013
Political contributions (£) 0 0 0 0
Charitable giving (£) 160,069  183,287 93,061 178,000
Land 2016 2015 2014 2013
Land pipeline gross development value – short-term consent (£m) 5,532 5,355 5,019 4,137
Land pipeline gross development value – total (£m) 10,646 10,466 9,342 7,672
Short-term land bank (number of units) 15,901 16,064 17,247 16,388
Short term land bank (years of supply) 5.5 5.9 7.0 8.0
Total land bank (number of units) 32,927 33,776 33,466 30,713
Housing and Build Completions 2016 2015 2014 2013
% of homes built on brownfield land 69% 73% 72% 78%
Total number of houses sold 2,870 2,725 2,530 2,172
Total number of houses built 2,930 2,763 2,509 2,129

1 - Pre-exceptional costs.

Work Force 2016 2015 2014 2013
Total number of employees (average) 849 792 711 617
Total number of employees at Year End (October 31) 862 840 772 656
Number of apprentices 80  78 69 60
Number of graduates 21  23 17 7
Number of internal promotions 67  77 67 72
Contractors (average number employed) 2,611  2,421 2,110 1,883
Contractors (% of total workforce) 75%  75% 75% 75%
% turnover of full time staff  24%   27% 23% 22%
Employee Diversity 2016 2015 2014 2013
Total male employees (number) 562  562 530 440
Total female employees (number) 300 278 242 216
Male on Board (%) 80%  67% 83% N/A
Male on Executive Management Team (%) 100%  100% 100% N/A
Female on Board (%) 20%  33% 17% N/A
Female on Executive Management Team (%) 0%  0% 0% N/A
Absence 2016 2015 2014 2013
Instances where 1-7 days absence were taken (RIDDOR)2 30 32 22 18
Instances where >7 days of absence were taken (RIDDOR)2 20 13 13 12
Sickness (average number of days per person)  4.5 8.0 5.9 4.0
Annual Injury Incidence Rate (AIIR)  578  405 461 480
Corruption 2016 2015 2014 2013
Staff dismissals due to non-compliance with anti-corruption policy (number) 0 0 0
Fines, penalties, settlements in relation to corruption (£) 0 0 0
Employee Training3 2016 2015 2014 2013
Training for all employees (average hours/employee) 22.8  21.5 11.5 7.6
Construction Skills Certification Scheme 2016 2015 2014 2013
Employees in CSCS as a % of total workforce 92%  85% 90% 91%
% of indirect (subcontract) personnel 88%  85% 88% 96%
Health & Safety 2016 2015 2014 2013
Health and Safety training delivered (days) 535  550 290 207
Health and Safety inspections per site (average number) 3.2  3.1 3.2 5.0
Health and Safety complaints (number)4 10  3 3 6
Fatal injuries (number) 0 0 0
Considerate Constructors 2016 2015 2014 2013
Average Considerate Constructor score 35.5  35.6  36.6  33.2 

1 - % turnover - Total number of employees that have left Crest Nicholson throughout the year, divided by average head count.

2 - RIDDOR - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations .

3 - Training hours calculated using year end head count.

4 - The HSE were satisfied with Crest Nicholson's response to the complaints and no further action was necessary..

How our homes perform1

Standards 2016 2015 2014 2013
% of dwellings Code for Sustainable Homes level 3 and above 60%  62% 59% 49%
% of dwellings compliant with Lifetime Homes 45%  35% 26% 37%
% of dwellings compliant with Secure by Design 66%  54% 57% 53%
% of developments which achieved a Building for Life standard 23%  22% 17% 19%
Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP)2 2016 2015 2014 2013
Average SAP rating 2005 version (out of 100) 84.82  84.79 83.96 83.34
Average SAP rating 2009 version (out of 100) 83.65  83.62 83.96 83.88
Average SAP rating 2012 version  83.92 N/A  N/A  N/A 
% of dwellings assessed against SAP 2005 version 15%  21% 37% 54%
% of dwellings assessed against SAP 2009 version 74%  79% 63% 46%
% of dwellings assessed against SAP 2012 version   12%  N/A  N/A  N/A 
Average % improvement in Target  39%  24% 18% 28%
Average % improvement in Target Emission Rate for SAP rating 2009 version  17%  16% 17% 21%
 Average % improvement in Target Emission Rate for SAP rating 2012 version  13%  N/A  N/A  N/A 
Energy Efficiency 2016 2015 2014 2013
Average energy efficent lighting in a standard Crest house 98%  98% 94% 87%
% of dwellings with A-C energy rating, Energy Performance Certificate 99%  99% 97% 97%
% of dwellings with A-C environmental impact rating, Energy Performance Certificate 99%  98% 100% 100%
% of dwellings with Smart Meter and display 94%  86% 80% 71%
Water Efficiency 2016 2015 2014 2013
Average designed water consumption (litres per person per day, lpppd) 105  105 105 105
% of dwellings (delivered) designed to 105 lpppd 100% 100% 97% 96%
% of dwellings served with either individual or communal water butts 42%  53% 56% 46%
Recycling and Composting 2016 2015 2014 2013
% of dwellings with internal, external or communal recycling facilities 100%  96% 100% 92%
% of dwellings with private or communal composting facilities 18%  23% 27% 26%
Renewable Energy & Community Heating 2016 2015 2014 2013
% of dwellings benefiting from at least one renewable energy source 44%  32% 28% 40%
% of developments with a community heating system 21%  15% 13% 8%

Transport and Connectivity

Sustainable Transport Initiatives 2016 2015 2014 2013
% of developments that benefit from sustainable transport initiatives 32%  22% 20% 25%
% of dwellings with access to car clubs 18%  11% 8% N/A
% of developments with cycle routes 58%  51% 48% 44%
% of dwellings with individual or communal cycle storage 58%  57% 60% 67%
% of dwellings with access to transport and other related vouchers 3%  7% 11% N/A
% of dwellings with access to electric charging points 12%  3% 2% N/A
Connectivity 2016 2015 2014 2013
% of developments within 500m of a train station 19%  20% 20% 21%
% of developments within 1500m of a train station 35%  44% 42% 34%
% of developments within 500m of a bus stop 86%  90% 85% 77%
% of developments within 1500m of a bus stop 100%  98% 96% 92%
Green Spaces & Ecology 2016 2015 2014 2013
% of developments that benefit from ecological protection measures 56%  46% 48% 50%
% of developments that benefit from ecological enhancement measures 63%  47% 54% 44%
% of developments with an area of green space 67%  64% 59% N/A
Infrastructure & Amenities 2016 2015 2014 2013
% of developments within 500m of local amenities 44%  44% 41% 45%
% of developments within 1500m of local amenities 74%  83% 80% 81%
% of developments with a play area 44%  44% 44% N/A
% of developments provided with community buildings 9%  7% 11% N/A
% of developments with allotments   4%  2%  N/A N/A
% of developments with long -term management arrangements   53%  51% 44% N/A

Future-Proofing

Flooding 2016 2015 2014 2013
% of developments in Flood Zone 1 86%  83% 85% 80%
% of developments in Flood Zone 2 11%  8% 6% 4%
% of developments in Flood Zone 3a 4%  8% 9% 4%
% of developments that incorporate flood protection measures 19%  24% 17% 13%
% of developments that incorporate Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems 63%  53% 50% N/A
Overheating 2016 2015 2014 2013
% of dwellings assessed as having a slight risk of overheating 31%  31% 22% N/A
% of dwellings assessed as having a medium risk of overheating 17%  14% 8% N/A
% of dwellings assessed as having a high risk of overheating 0%  0% 0% N/A

1 - All data in tab is based on build completions from corresponding year.
2 - SAP is the Government's Standard Assessment Procedure for evaluating the energy performance of dwellings.

Supply Chain 2016 2015 2014 2013
% of procurement spend (orders placed) with suppliers and subcontractors within 20 miles of site operation 34.0%  34.0% 50.3% N/A

Sustainable Timber

Timber products supplied through suppliers 2016 2015 2014 2013
FSC timber procured (% of total supplier volume) 74% 49.8% 21.6% 32.4%
PEFC timber procured (% of total supplier volume) 24% 36.5% 76.0% 49.9%
Timber procured with a source assessed to be legal (% of total supplier volume) 2%  13.1% 2.4% 17.4%
Timber procured with limited knowledge of source (% of total supplier volume) 0% 0.6% 0% 0.3%
Timber products supplied through subcontractors 2016 2015 2014 2013
FSC timber procured ( % of total subcontractor volume) 33%  23.6% 5.3% 6.2%
PEFC timber procured (% of total subcontractor volume) 32%  55.1% 63.1% 74.5%
Timber procured with a source assessed to be legal (% of total subcontractor volume) 30%  15.5% 31.6% 19.3%
Timber procured with limited knowledge of source (% of total subcontractor volume) 5%  5.8% 0% 0%
Carbon Footprint Units 2016 2015 2014 2013
Total Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1) tCO2e 4373.7  5026.7 4478.8 4046.5
GHG emissions from consumption of office gas   tCO2e  126.4 93.2 115.7 111.3
GHG emissions from consumption of site gas  tCO2e 769.3 842.5  1280.8 903.5
GHG emissions from consumption of site fuel   tCO2e 2302.3 3132.5 2133.8  2140.5
GHG emissions from business travel (company owned vehicles)   tCO2e  1061 958.5 948.6 891.2
Total Indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 2) tCO2e 2223.4 2133.6 1983.0 1580.3
GHG emissions from consumption of office electricity   tCO2e  340.8 374.5 387.5 342.7
GHG emissions from consumption of site electricity    tCO2e 1874.4 1728.0 1595.4 1237.6
GHG emissions from consumption of site gas from Biomass CHP plant  tCO2e  8.2 31.2 N/A N/A
Total Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 3) tCO2e 1321.5 1165.5 1255.6 1623.3
GHG emissions from landfilled office waste   tCO2e 2.9  0.2 0.1 0.5
GHG emissions from landfilled site waste   tCO2e 1.7 1.4 1.7 1.5
GHG emissions from consumption of water in offices   tCO2e 1.1 1.6 1.9 1.5
GHG emissions from consumption of water on site  tCO2e 22.6 20.7 24.5 18.4
GHG emissions from business travel (Employee owned vehicles)   tCO2e 555.5 487.7 502.2 548.4
GHG emissions from business travel (public transportation)   tCO2e 34.8  26.7 56.4 52.7
GHG emissions from business travel (flights and taxis)  tCO2e 23.7 13.5 11.9 8.1
GHG emissions from employee commuting (private transportation)  tCO2e 657.6 585.0  624.0 965.1
GHG emissions from employee commuting (public transportation)   tCO2e 20.8 28.4 32.5 26.2
GHG emissions from employee commuting (taxis)  tCO2e 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.9
Total upstream greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Well to Tank - Scope 3) tCO2e 1595.5 1608.3 1551.1 1502.2
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scopes 1, 2 and 3) per unit revenue tCO2e/£m 9.54  12.34 14.57 16.65
Office GHG emissions per person tCO2e 0.67  0.72 0.87 0.91
Site GHG emissions per 1000ft2 tCO2e 2.22 2.55 2.81 2.37
Office Energy Units 2016 2015 2014 2013
Office energy use kWh 1,514,267  1,315,504 1,409,302 1,373,808
Office Energy use/m2 kWh/m2 230  236 258 252
Office Energy use/person kWh/person 1,784 1,661 1,982 2,227
Water Units 2016 2015 2014 2013
Water use in offices m3 3,269  4,649 5,388 4,431
Water use per person in offices m3 /person 3.85 5.87 7.58 7.18
Water use on site m3 65,738 60,213 71,251 53,601
Waste Units 2016 2015 2014 2013
Office waste tonnes tonnes 74 56 73 61
% office waste recycled % 80% 95% 98% 96%
Office waste per person tonnes/person 0.1  0.1 0.1 0.1
Cost of construction waste £ £2,408,761  £2,317,751 £1,652,383 £1,379,030
Construction waste tonnes tonnes 23,060  23,158 17,406 15,619
Construction waste volume yd3  112,361 108,431 84,079 80,918
Construction waste tonnes/1000ft2 tonnes/1000ft2  8.54 8.68 8.12 8.07
Construction waste volume/1000ft2 volume/1000ft2 41.60  40.65 39.22 41.85
Construction waste sent to landfill tonnes 867  685 867 768
Construction waste diverted from landfill tonnes 22,194  22,472 16,539 14,851
    Reuse tonnes 4,518  3,723 2,812 N/A 
    Recycling tonnes 9,046  9,151 7,608 N/A 
    Composting tonnes 0 0 N/A 
    Recovery, including energy recovery tonnes 8,630  9,599 6,119 N/A 
    Incineration (mass burn) tonnes 0 0 0
% construction waste diverted from landfill % 96%  97% 95% 95%
Amount of hazardous construction waste sent to landfill tonnes 0 0 0
Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Units 2016 2015 2014 2013
Value of significant fines as a consequence of non compliance with environmental laws and regulations £ 0 0 0
Number of non monetary sanctions as a consequence of non compliance with environmental laws and regulations Number 0 0 0
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