Crest Nicholson has reinforced its sustainability credentials by achieving an A- for its Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) score, which was awarded to the developer for its Forests/Sustainable Timber Response.
Tasked with ensuring that businesses make concerted efforts to address the challenges of sustainable development, the CDP took a number of factors into account when scoring companies.
Crest Nicholson’s score put it in the ‘Leadership’ category of CDP ranking -- the highest possible category reserved for companies which “represent best practice in the field of environmental management.” Crest Nicholson was recognised for its commitment to sustainable timber procurement and minimising deforestation.
With Crest Nicholson’s sustainable timber procurement targets in place alongside quarterly and annual audits, the developer demonstrated a robust procedure and drive to minimise environmental impact.
Crest Nicholson were among 25 UK businesses that responded to the CDP’s Forests response request, with Crest Nicholson one of only 5 companies to achieve an A- score.
Of Crest Nicholson’s score, Olivia Waters, Acting Group Sustainability Director, said:
“The different facets of sustainability are key considerations in our operations, and in terms of our relationship with the natural environment, few issues are more important or pressing than deforestation.
“Last month we were named ‘Housebuilder’s’ ‘Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year 2016’ in recognition of our ambition to be the market leader in the design and delivery of sustainable housing and mixed-use communities. This latest accolade, combined with the results from the CDP, mean we close 2016 confident that we are moving in the right direction on sustainability issues”.