We aim to minimise the impact we have on the environment. Key elements of our processes for assessing and designing our developments have the objective of minimising both our direct and indirect impact on the environment. The former relates to our business operations and embraces issues such as energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, consumption of raw materials and waste produced. As part of this approach we review how particular developments may impact the local environment, including the landscape and biodiversity. This allows us to minimise or eliminate any adverse effects at the design stage.
When considering indirect impacts our focus is very much on our product – the homes we build. We look at how, over their lifetime, our homes deliver a level of performance that meets the needs of customers without compromising our commitment to safeguarding the environment. Improvements in design, materials used and building techniques all have an important role in ensuring that the homes we build are more sustainable – in particular more energy efficient – than existing housing stock. We aim to be proactive in adopting innovative approaches and technological advances throughout our supply chain. In this way, we deliver a win-win for both customers, who benefit from lower utility bills, and the environment, which benefits from reduced greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption over the life of the house.
Please click on the relevant links below to learn how we support these aims:
Persimmon and Climate Change
Building energy efficient homes
Managing energy use
Waste and Recycling
Promoting sustainable living
Sourcing of materials