2019/20 targets

In this section

Environment
We will assess the use of single-use plastic in our offices, construction processes and supply chain to understand where we can reduce or eliminate usage by 2021
We will seek to reduce water consumption across the new homes we build to 115 litres per person per day by 2022
We will aim to reduce our direct carbon emission intensity (scope 1 & 2) from our construction operations, offices and business mileage by 10% by 2022/23 (measured by CO2e per home sold; 2017/18 as a base year)
Maintain 100% timber sourced from sustainable sources and maintain our score in the WWF Timber scorecard as 3
Construction
We will maintain the proportion of waste diverted from landfill on construction sites at 98% or above
We will reduce the quantity of waste we generate (excl. ground works waste) per home built by 2021 (taking 2017/18 as a base year)
We will complete research into 6 sustainable construction methods and products, undertake trials at a division level and implement successful outcomes across the Group by 2021
We will maintain a recommend score of at least 90% in the HBF new home buyers survey, equating to a five-star rating
Society and economy
We will maintain a safe working environment at our sites and in our offices by:
  • Maintaining RIDDOR rates at 2018 levels or below
  • Delivering ‘slips, trips & falls’ and ‘working from ladders’ safety briefings at 100% of sites with the aim of reducing accident trends in these areas compared to 2019
We will train 75 mental health first aiders by July 2020
We will increase the number of Graduates, Trainees and Apprentices in the business compared to 2019
We will develop a schools engagement pack for primary and secondary schools for use by divisions by July 2020
We will extend our partnership with Cancer Research UK for a further 2 year and aim to increase our fundraising and donation total across the combined 5 year period to at least £2 million