Redrow Shortlisted For Sustainability Award

Posted 30 June 2020 by Keith Osborne

Redrow has been given a ‘podium place’ in a well-respected award for social and environmental sustainability...

Multi-award-winning national housebuilder Redrow has been given a ‘podium place’ in a well-respected award for social and environmental sustainability.

The company has learned that it is guaranteed gold, silver or bronze in the Global Good ‘Company of the Year’ category, with the final announcement due later this year. A string of national and global brands have been among the previous winners, including M&S, Jaguar Landrover, Sky, Aviva, Halfords and Canon.

Redrow’s shortlisting is based on its all-embracing sustainable approach to development across three key areas:

  • Building responsibly, eg. using 99.9% responsibly sourced and certified timber, minimising waste, reducing carbon emissions and partnering with organisations like The Wildlife Trusts and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
  • Valuing people through investment in apprenticeships, training and personal development, plus comprehensive health and wellbeing programmes for staff and sub-contractors.
  • Creating thriving communities through a combination of strong placemaking principles and investment in local neighbourhoods.

This year’s other two guaranteed winners in this category are Tideway, the company building London’s ‘super sewer’ to intercept millions of tonnes of raw sewage that flow into the River Thames each year, and London-based commercial cleaning company Greenzone.

Last year, gold was won by WSP, a leading global engineering professional services consulting firms, involved in high-profile UK projects such as Crossrail and HS2.

One example of Redrow’s work in social and environmental sustainability is at Ebbsfleet Green in Kent, which is part of the Edible Ebbsfleet initiative. Redrow was the first housebuilder at Ebbsfleet Garden City to support is, spearheaded by Ebbsfleet Garden City Healthy New Towns, which provides people of all ages with free access to fruit and vegetables and aims to encourage people to think about where their food comes from.

Tom Roberts, Redrow’s group communications manager, said: “We’ve won numerous awards within the housebuilding and construction sector, including recognition for our sustainability and biodiversity from organisations like NextGeneration and Ciria’s BIG Biodiversity Challenge. This is our first time entering the multi-sector Global Good Awards, however, and we are very pleased and proud to have secured a podium place. We’re now keeping everything crossed for a Gold award when the final results are announced.”

Find out more about all of Redrow’s current new homes developments.

 

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