Our Approach to Sustainability
It has never been more important to create places people love.
For Countryside, that also means playing our part to respond to the big challenges that go beyond our business; the challenges that can affect the health and happiness of our people, our communities and our environment. To do this, we must have a clear vision of what we want to do and an approach that is focused, ambitious and most importantly, impact-driven.
We have also looked closely at where we make the most impact as a business on our communities, society and the environment and have worked with our people, partners and investors, to make sure we focus our efforts in the right areas.
Our approach to sustainability is focused on three key areas over the next five to ten years:
- Our operations and the homes we build
- The communities we help to create and how we leave a positive legacy
- Supporting our people so they can continue to deliver beautiful places that people love
We want to deliver real, lasting and positive impact. So, we have set a number of ambitious commitments and 25 targets to keep us focused.
Read more about our approach to sustainability:Sustainability Report - 2021
At Countryside we don’t just build homes, we co-create thriving communities - places that people love.
Our Partnership model has enabled us to cultivate strong and enduring relationships with private and public sector organisations. These mutually beneficial relationships have led to the delivery of many positive socio-economic outcomes for communities.
To drive positive change and our ability to meet our target to enhance the quality of life for over a million people by 2030, we have launched our Social Value Charter that sets out the principles that will guide us to meet this aim.
Embedding sustainability into our everyday at Countryside will help us achieve the 25 ambitious targets set out in our sustainability approach.
Critical to our success in achieving our vision and approach will be collaboration with industry colleagues to find innovative solutions to the myriad of shared sustainability challenges we face.
Our membership in the UKGBC supports this by bringing the industry together, providing learning content, and driving and highlighting innovation.
At Countryside we participate in a number of benchmarks every year to help our investors interpret our sustainability performance.
This year we are proud to announce that we have been awarded ‘Prime Status’ by the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) benchmark - meaning that we fulfill their ambitious ESG performance requirements. Our ISS rating has increased since 2020 so we are now one of the highest scoring companies in our sector!