Premium home builder Redrow has won a global award for the sustainability of its supply chain.
The Flintshire based business won joint bronze at the Global Good Awards, alongside Microsoft, in the Sustainable Supply Chain category.
As part of its continuous drive towards carbon reduction, Redrow is focused on supporting its existing suppliers to become more sustainable, while looking to emerging technology to help further reduce its carbon footprint.
Helping Redrow to reach its zero carbon targets, trials are underway with several suppliers to create low-carbon homes and developments. Redrow recently collaborated with their fuel suppliers to trial HVO – a green fuel made from 100% renewable waste, which helps minimise the impact of a construction site on carbon emissions and local air quality.
Redrow has also partnered with several suppliers on low-carbon and renewable heating solutions – including providers of air source heat pumps, solar PV panels and infrared heating – and worked with its energy provider to increase the percentage of electricity procured from renewable sources (96% in 2022).
The search for other sustainable solutions has seen Redrow team up with its supply chain to reduce waste. Schemes like Crown Paint’s ‘paint can’ recycling scheme and Community Wood Recycling have helped ensure more than 95% of the company’s waste is diverted from landfill. For the last 15 years, Redrow has also been promoting responsible forest management and ensuring the eradication of illegal timber products from their supply chain. In 2022, 99.98% of timber was responsibly sourced to FSC/PEFC standards.
Commenting on Redrow’s entry, Judges said:
“Real leadership in the sector is shown… especially in terms of carbon reduction measures and enabling the supply chain to take action.”
In the last 12 months, Redrow has continued to invest in upskilling the workforce and supply chain on sustainable procurement, through their partnership with the Supply Chain Sustainability School.
Based in the UK but open to companies and organisations from outside the country too, the Global Good Awards 2022 recognise and reward change across all aspects of purpose-driven sustainability and social impact. About 40% of this year’s applications were from international entries, with half of those from the USA.
Redrow was among just six companies shortlisted in the Sustainable Supply Chain category, and one of just three companies to be awarded, alongside joint bronze winners Microsoft, and gold award recipients ofi (olam food ingredients).
The hybrid Global Good Awards ceremony invited overseas finalists to attend virtually rather than make the carbon-heavy journeys to the UK.
CEO of the Global Good Awards Karen Sutton said:
“Whether large companies or small organisations making a big impact, award winners or runners up, we never cease to be inspired by the commitment of businesses and individuals to make the world a better place. And thanks to them and others in this space, sustainability is now mainstream.”
Redrow’s Group head of commercial Stephen Horridge said:
“Our supply chain partners play a crucial role in helping us to achieve our environmental, social and business objectives. They directly influence the quality of our homes, our ability to complete each home on-time for our customer, and our ability to innovate.”
“Supply chain sustainability is key to addressing the climate crisis and achieving our net zero carbon goal before 2050. Many of the trials currently underway are steppingstones on this journey and we are working closely with our suppliers as new technology emerges.”
“There is a real opportunity to demonstrate that strong environmental performance can create long term sustainable value for the business and our stakeholders, including our supply chain. This Global Good bronze award is great recognition for the work we have done so far in this area and we are now even more determined to continue to improve and build on this achievement.”
For more on the awards see: www.globalgoodawards.co.uk
To find out more about Redrow’s approach to sustainability visit www.redrowplc.co.uk/sustainability