As a group of companies concerned with construction, re-development and regeneration, we are acutely aware of the impact we have on the environment, on communities and on people – so we take our ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ (CSR) duties very seriously indeed.
Those duties commence when we choose the sites on which we wish to build – and we take the greatest care to ensure that our proposed developments will enrich the landscapes in which they will be built. We bear in mind environmental factors in relation to ecosystems, wildlife, green areas and biodiversity; we also consider the impact our proposed developments will have on people, communities, infrastructures, transport and other matters.
Only when we are satisfied that we can measurably benefit the places in which we build (to a standard that conforms to our CSR policies) do we proceed with acquisition and subsequent development. At all stages of planning, construction and completion, we liaise with local authorities and local people to ensure that we are achieving results that are both acceptable and welcomed by local communities.
For those destined to occupy our buildings, our CSR responsibilities include ensuring that we have built ethically, responsibly and in an environmentally-aware manner, whilst using products and processes that are also ethical and sustainable. We also take great care to ensure that our buildings are energy-efficient and a low carbon footprint – and we welcome all input from our clients, the public and authorised bodies that helps us to better achieve our CSR goals.