Integrating Sustainability

Sustainability is about about our relationship with customers, communities, partners, and the environment.

Next Generation Industry Benchmark 2016 - Consistent top performer.

Crest Nicholson's driving ambition is to be the market leader in the design and delivery of sustainable homes and mixed-used communities. We aim to improve the quality of life for people and communities now and in the future through providing better homes, work places, retail and leisure spaces.

For Crest Nicholson, sustainability is about considering and supporting the impact and relationship we have with our customers, communities, employees, the environment and our partners. It is about operating in a responsible way and balancing our strategic business objectives for growth with our responsibilities to the environment and wider society.

Find out more about the range of initiatives we undertake for our customers, communities, the environment and our partners.

We participate in benchmarks and indices such as NextGeneration and the FTSE4Good, demonstrating our sector leadership through consistently high scores. In 2016, we came 2nd in the NextGeneration benchmark, which ranks the largest 25 UK housebuilders sustainability performance. We also maintained our position in FTSE4Good Index.

Sustainability Governance

Sustainability at Crest Nicholson is led from the top, with a well-established governance framework that supports our continuing work to integrate sustainability across the business and in our decision-making. To understand how sustainability is threaded through our governance structure please click here.

Our sustainability policies provide clear direction for the Executive Management Team and employees. These are reviewed annually by the Chief Executive for currency, impact and focus.

Within each policy is a set of commitments that we aim to meet through one or more programmes of work within our business strategy. For example, two of the ways we are working to meet the commitments set out in our Climate Change Policy are our Make Waste History campaign as well as research projects, such as AIMCh.  

We have also set SMART targets for construction waste, office energy and water consumption, and levels of certified timber acquired through our supply chain.  Our progress against these targets is reported annually through our website. To find out more about our progress and targets, please visit For The Environment.

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