Countryside has revealed their new sustainability approach, setting itself 25 key targets. They will be focusing on three key areas: the homes it builds, creating communities and its people. They aim to deliver more than 10,000 affordable homes and by 2025, half of all homes built will use modern methods of construction. The company have already invested £30 million in its modular panel capabilities and they will be opening a second factory this summer.
Alongside this, Countryside have pledged to generate 30% in social value through its operations each year, as well as achieving a minimum of 10% net biodiversity gain across its developments and a promise to plant 250,000 new trees by 2025. They will be setting up an employee training programme to help deliver this new sustainability approach and will be working in partnership with the Supply Chain Sustainability School.
Iain McPherson, group ceo, said: “I am proud to announce the launch of our vision and approach to sustainability, which aims to tackle some big challenges ahead, like the shortage of affordable homes, becoming a low carbon society and the significant loss of biodiversity in the UK.”