It has never been more important to create places people love.
For Countryside, that means playing our part to respond to the big challenges that go beyond our business; the challenges that can affect the health and happiness of our people, our communities and our environment. To do this, we must have a clear vision of what we want to do and an approach that is focused, ambitious and most importantly, impact-driven.
Our vision for the future is that every act of planning, design and construction we carry out creates positive impacts for people and places.
To do that,we must first get to grips with the challenges we face – globally and locally – and understand the role Countryside plays in addressing them. We don’t have all the answers yet, but we’re committed to working together with our partners, local communities, supply chain and others to tackle these complex and interconnected challenges head on. That’s why in May 2021, we published our Approach to Sustainability with 25 targets. We followed this up with our net zero strategy in October 2021, adding a further six targets. This includes science-based targets, which have been verified by the Science-Based Target Institute.
Our Approach is grounded in three key areas of influence:
- Constructing quality homes that are built to last
- Leaving a positive legacy in the communities where we work
- Helping our people to thrive.
Becoming Net Zero
Countryside has committed to becoming net zero by 2030.
Our report Pathfinder: Marking out the route to Net Zero sets out the principles that Countryside will follow to respond to the global call to arms for climate action. It provides our people, partners and other stakeholders with a clear roadmap for what we want to achieve and how we are planning to do that.
It also reports our science-based targets, which have been verified by the Science-Based Targets Initiative.
FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Countryside Partnerships has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.
Countryside has received a "Prime" rating from ISS for sustainability, meaning the business fulfills the ISS ESG’s requirements regarding sustainability performance in the sector.
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