Sustainability at Crest Nicholson

Sustainability

Sustainability is integrated and embedded into core business strategy.

Inspiring a legacy of enduring value to communities, to the built environment, to our partners and to the business.

Crest Nicholson believes that an integrated sustainability strategy yields economic and reputational success - and can be harnessed to drive innovation.

This requires a continual focus to integrate and balance the three pillars of social, economic and environmental to deliver a legacy of enduring value to communities, to the built environment and to the business.

To find out more please view our latest reports below:


Summary Report 2012
Sustainability Summary Report 2012
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Sustainability
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2012
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A sustainable approach means balancing our impacts in our every day decision making

Profitable Growth

Our business model emphasises customer-led design and sustainability which underpins long-term value creation.

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Respect for our Environment

We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and look for ways to enhance local biodiversity and enable more sustainable lifestyle choices for our customers.

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Customers and Communities

We design quality and sustainability into our new homes and their surroundings, and deliver an excellent service from start to finish.

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Embedding Sustainability in our Development Process

We focus on our customers at every stage of our process. This is reflected in the Crest Difference: Excellence in design and delivery and a continuing commitment to sustainability which is embedded in every step.

Acquiring Land
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  • Risk assessment of potential sites
  • Assessing environmental constraints, socio-economic factors and site history
  • Securing land at the right price and on the right terms to deliver sustainable communities
Planning and Design
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  • Developing a shared vision with partners and stakeholders that has long-term value creation at its heart
  • Learning from our experience and from customer feedback on low-carbon living
  • Designing the public realm (streets, pathways, green spaces, amenities) to create quality, sustainable places
  • Engaging in systematic research for the innovative design of future homes, to reduce waste and carbon emissions and optimise customer satisfaction
  • Gear our design processes towards minimising resource use, reducing embodied energy and eliminating waste
Procurement
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  • Ensuring products and services meet our specifications, quality and sustainability standards cost-effectively
  • Working with our suppliers to eliminate waste and encourage innovation
  • Implementing our Sustainable Procurement Policy consistently across our supply chain
Construction
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  • Managing our sites safely and efficiently and acting as a responsible neighbour
  • Being efficient with time and materials
  • Creating high-quality construction with positive impacts for local neighbourhoods
Sales, Marketing and Customer Services
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  • Understanding our customers’ needs and ensuring excellent customer service
  • Strengthening communications and increasing our customers' understanding of the benefits of a sustainable home and sustainable lifestyle choices
  • Having trained and motivated sales and customer service staff
Legacy and Long-Term Stewardship
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  • Quality design and place-making for the long-term
  • Contributing to local, public infrastructure and amenities
  • Developing long-term management strategies to maintain buildings and the public realm
  • Understanding the performance of homes once built and occupied for continuous improvement

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