Telford Homes is the most improved next generation homebuilder once more

Telford Homes is the most improved homebuilder for the second successive year according to the 2018 NextGeneration sustainable housing benchmark report, which has been also seen the Group obtain a Gold Level award for the first time. Telford Homes has risen to fourth in the 2018 benchmark from sixth in 2017 and seventeenth in 2016. Such strong progress is testament to the ongoing development of the Group’s ‘Building a Living Legacy’ sustainability strategy, which was launched in 2016. The strategy reflects Telford Homes’ dedication to sustainable and responsible house building.

NextGeneration is the industry sustainability benchmark that analyses the performance of the twenty-five largest homebuilders in the UK and is overseen by an executive committee made up of Homes England and the UK Green Building Council, and is administered by JLL. The benchmark enables homebuilders and their stakeholders to understand the sustainability of their operations and the places and homes they build across a range of criteria including strategy and governance, environment, society and economy, and disclosure and transparency. The benchmarking criteria are based on best practice standards and guidance, and are designed to be challenging and go beyond statutory minima or standard practice.

Jon Di-Stefano, Chief Executive of Telford Homes Plc commented:
“We are delighted that our commitment to sustainable house building has been recognised with the highest level Gold award in this year’s NextGeneration benchmarking report. We are very proud of our record on sustainability, as evidenced by our most improved status on the benchmark once again, which recognises our rise up the rankings of thirteen places in just three years. This has been enabled by the introduction in 2016 of ‘Building a Living Legacy’, our strategy to create places with a positive long-term contribution to London’s built environment. Sustainability is an area of increasing importance for our partners and a key factor in our ability to secure and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships.”

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