Waste and resources
We are passionate about reducing our
waste and maximising efficiency and
recycling. We identify, manage and
mitigate all environmental impacts through
our ISO 14001 certified management
system, supported by a dedicated team of
internal auditors and SHE professionals.
We make our people aware of our
environmental standards and policies that
are integrated into the system through
training, instruction and via our intranet.
Use of our Standard Operating Procedure’s
ensures consistency, governance and
control and effective risk management by
mitigating issues at source.
Our waste recycling data for 2020
is as follows:
Governing the way we work
A key focus for the newly enlarged Group
has been a review of our risks and our
progress in the area of climate change,
and to define our agenda and targets,
in order to ensure that we minimise the
environmental impact and carbon footprint
of our operations. We are addressing
the imperative to improve the long-term
sustainability of the homes we build, and
thereby improve both the resilience
and the performance of our business in
this area. With the Climate Change
Committee (CCC) setting out the
requirement to reduce UK emissions
by almost 80% by 2035 to limit global
warming in line with the Paris Agreement,
the Board and Executive Leadership
Team (ELT) are clear in their commitment
to managing environmental risks and
opportunities across the Group.
We have set out our initial approach within
the Sustainability Report (see page 62)
including our initial risk assessment
against the TCFD requirements (Task Force
on Climate Related Disclosures) alongside
how we intend to resource our business
to deliver these improvements. We are
continually reviewing ways to reduce the
amount of carbon dioxide released into the
atmosphere as a result of our activities and
those of our suppliers.
We work with the Supply Chain Sustainability
School and hold a Gold membership status
which is the highest level.
Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)
The following figures make up the baseline
reporting for Vistry Group PLC, as 2020 is
the first year that the Company is required
to make this disclosure.
Scope 1 - consumption and emissions
relating to direct combustion of natural
gas, and fuels utilised for transportation
operations, such as company vehicle fleets,
and grey fleet.
Scope 2 - consumption and emissions
relating to indirect emissions arising from
to the consumption of purchased electricity
in day to day business operations.
As the Vistry Group PLC’s energy usage
is solely UK based the Group’s global
emissions are included in the UK figures.
The reduction in tC02e output is due to
the increased size of Vistry group when
compared to 2019, alongside the reduction
of output whilst sites were closed or
operating at reduced capacity during
The methodology and scope for reporting
carbon emissions is in line with the
Mandatory Carbon Reporting requirements
of the Companies Act 2006 (Strategic
and Directors’ Reports) Regulations 2013,
and with Streamlined Energy and Carbon
Reporting Regulations (SECR) 2019 can be
found on our website.
We are acting to merge all of our gas and
electricity usage to one energy broker, who
will provide 100% renewable energy across
all of our offices and sites.