Climate change

We acknowledge the global threat of climate change and our responsibility to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions from our operations.

We understand that climate change could affect our business and the communities we build in many different ways. Our Climate Policy sets out our priorities for reducing emissions. We maintain a Sustainability and Climate Change Risk and Opportunity Register (See the Risk and opportunity management text in Our approach section) to help us respond to the threats of climate change as well as the opportunities that may arise for housebuilders as a result. We will use this risk management process to guide the adaptation of the homes we build and our business practices, as well as informing our mitigation measures.

Our Group Chief Executive, Pete Redfern, sits on the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) Climate Change Board and has ultimate responsibility for our corporate climate change strategies. We engage with UK Government, industry organisations and other relevant groups to create implementable climate related policies for Taylor Wimpey and the housebuilding industry as a whole.

Measuring emissions

We are a full participant in the CRC (Carbon Reduction Commitment) Energy Efficiency Scheme, the UK’s mandatory climate change and energy saving scheme.

Read more about how we are measuring our emissions

Photograph of Pete Redfurn, Group Chief Executive

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For more information

Further details of our Climate Policy are available on our corporate website