Persimmon’s business operations are conducted through our 31 housebuilding businesses. The Group’s streamlined management structure enables individual operating businesses to work within a framework set by the Executive Directors with clear guidelines.

Ultimate responsibility for sustainability rests with our Board which is supported by the Group’s Sustainability Committee.

The Committee fulfils an important governance role by ensuring the Group’s ‘sustainability approach’, covering key environment and social issues, is embedded in to day-today operations through monitoring several key workstreams. The Committee reports directly to the Board. Each workstream is led by relevant senior operational management and includes the Group Sustainability Manager. For example, the Zero Carbon Home Steering Group, chaired by the Group Technical Director, is assessing the most effective pathway to develop net zero carbon homes at scale and to assist in calculating the Group’s science based target calculations. The Committee also considers relevant reporting requirements and recognises the importance of consistent and relevant information on sustainability risks.

Membership of the Committee consists of the Group Chief Executive, the Group Strategy Director, the Company Secretary, the Group Sustainability Manager and the Group Corporate Reporting Manager.

For further information on the Group’s Sustainability Governance, please read our Sustainability Report.