Climate change policy

Bellway recognises the significant effect carbon emissions have on the climate and as a responsible organisation we seek to actively manage this risk on an ongoing basis.

We measure our carbon footprint based on the UK Government’s Environmental Reporting Guidelines (2013) and the latest emission factors from the Government’s GHG Conversion Factors for Company Reporting. We have our footprint independently verified to a ‘reasonable assurance level’ and all emissions are included apart from:

  • Gas and electricity from part-exchange properties due to immateriality and difficulty in accurately reporting and recording this data.
  • Emissions from site-based combined heat and power units for which the Group does not have operational control.

We continue to communicate our carbon performance to our stakeholders, both within our annual report and accounts and through our participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).