Sustainability communications

Our sales and marketing materials increasingly include details of the sustainability and community features of developments as well as the environmental features of homes. Our purchasers receive information on how to use and maintain specific environmental features within their homes as well as details of local recycling schemes, where relevant.

We have an eco-friendly show home at our Wenlock Square development in Telford. Our Morgan show home has environmentally friendly paint, grass wallpaper, natural furniture and a wildlife-friendly organic garden. During 2010, Monarch Corporation won a green marketing campaign award (See the Award winning green homes case study in our Case study section).

Photograph of Pete Redfurn, Group Chief Executive

View foreword from our Group Chief Executive


Pete Redfern, Group Chief Executive

I am delighted to introduce our fourth Corporate Responsibility Report as Taylor Wimpey plc. We continue to maintain our commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability issues. We believe that corporate responsibility is an important aspect of long term business success and is crucial for risk and opportunity management.

A key consideration in our overall UK strategy going forward will be the coalition Government’s Localism Bill. We welcome the Government’s intention to reform the planning system and we also believe that the underlying principle of ensuring that planning decisions involve the local people, who will benefit from them, is the right one. In response to this, we are currently developing a series of initiatives to support the delivery of our community focused approach. These will be rolled out through 2011 and will be perfected through a process of learning and continuous improvement. We aim to be a responsible community developer and are particularly proud of awards received in 2010 for community engagement and training programmes at our Raploch development in Stirling, Scotland.

Also in 2010, we introduced a comprehensive UK Waste and Resources Strategy and Action Plan. We expect this strategy to help us achieve significant cost savings and environmental benefits from improved resource use.

During 2010, we continued to maintain our extremely high standards of health, safety and environmental management and published energy and climate change data for the first time. We are committed to reporting annually on our progress in all aspects of corporate responsibility and I welcome feedback on our corporate responsibility practices.


Pete Redfern
Group Chief Executive