Crest Nicholson confirms sustainability leadership with release of ‘Innovation that Inspires’ – marking 10 years of public reporting

The UK homebuilding industry has become increasingly focused on the sustainability agenda over the last decade, and as Crest Nicholson celebrates its 50th anniversary year, it continues to remain focussed on taking tangible steps forward in its sustainability journey. To confirm this commitment, Crest Nicholson has announced the launch of its 2012 Annual Sustainability Report: ‘Innovation that Inspires’, marking 10 years of transparent public reporting of its progress.

The report Innovation that Inspires details how the company has continued to embed sustainability into its business model, driving value through innovation, partnerships and high-quality design, while keeping customers at the heart of the business.

The report includes numerous case studies to illustrate the tangible results and positive impact Crest Nicholson has had in the communities where it operates, including:

- Engaging with local communities to design high quality, low-carbon homes that respond to local needs - Improving the environmental performance of its new homes, in part due to strong research and development initiatives like its award-winning AIMC4 consortium - Driving down its own operational environmental impact, including a further 2.5% absolute reduction in its office energy consumption thus achieving a cumulative reduction of 25.2% since 2007

- Ensuring customers remain the focus of its business model, continuing its long-term programme of post-occupancy feedback to drive customer-focused innovation - Continuing to reduce its Annual Injury Incidence Rate, 48% from its 2008 baseline

Crest Nicholson’s CEO, Stephen Stone, commented: “Sustainability is a core value that threads itself through every part of our process.”

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