Performance against 2016/17 CR Targets

Energy

We will increase the proportion of construction compounds fitted with energy saving devices to at least 90%


By the end of the year 94.0% of our compounds were fitted with energy saving devices (2016: 84.3%)
Energy

We will limit the engine size of forklifts to 55 watts on all sites by 2019, delivering fuel and carbon savings


83.5% of our forklift fleet has now been fitted with 55 watt engines (2016: 68.9%)
Energy

We will develop a best practice energy saving campaign, implement in 1 division and assess its impact prior to considering roll-out across the wider business


The campaign has now been launched in 3 divisions. We will assess its effectiveness in reducing energy usage before considering a roll-out to all divisions throughout 2018
Water

We will introduce metered supplies for construction water usage at 90% of new developments, building up an accurate picture of Bellway’s water usage


91.3% of new sites were fitted with water meters. Construction water usage will continue to be monitored and analysed, with usage trends identified based on differing site characteristics. Reduction initiatives will then be tailored to different site types and construction methods
Carbon

We will develop quarterly carbon reporting with a view to establishing carbon reduction targets in future years


Carbon data is now collated on a quarterly basis and throughout 2018 further analysis will be undertaken to establish a cost of carbon measure, identify opportunities for savings, roll-out best practice and consider potential carbon reduction targets
Construction Waste Management

We will continue work to introduce a maximum number of waste management contractors across all divisions, aiming for 100% compliance by 2018 and work to identify key waste reduction opportunities


In-depth analysis of site-by-site waste data for 20% of divisions has indicated negligible cost saving opportunities. Therefore the target has been curtailed and the focus in 2018 will be on spreading best practice on waste management across the wider Group
Construction Waste

We will maintain the proportion of waste diverted from landfill on construction sites at 95% or above


We continue to improve our diversion rates, achieving 97.8% in 2017 (2016: 95.9%)
Planning

We will pilot Building for Life on a minimum of 1 site and assess the impact on planning, construction costs and development desirability over the next 3 years


The initial live site for assessment has been identified and stage 1 has seen a review of the planning process to assess our engagement with Building for Life, test perceived benefits to accelerating the planning process and quantify the additional work/cost/time involved
Construction R&D

We will continue to investigate new commercially available sustainable building products/techniques/materials to assess their design and build performance

Five building products, techniques or materials were investigated in 2017 with further investigation and evaluation to continue in 2018

Supply Chain Management

We will continue to source 100% of timber from sustainable supplies


In 2017 100% of our timber was supplied from sustainable sources (Category A and Category B) and Bellway achieved the top ranking in the WWF’s Sustainable Timber Scorecard
Customer Engagement

We will deliver high levels of customer satisfaction and aim to achieve 5 Star Builder status for the 2016 year


We regained our 5 Star Builder status, with at least 90% of our customer saying they would recommend Bellway to their friends.
Health and Safety

We will deliver slips, trips and falls safety briefings at 100% of sites to aid a reduction in our RIDDOR Reportable Accident and Incidents


All sites received at least 1 slips, trips and falls safety briefing during the year, assisting in the reduction in our RIDDOR rate to 426.37 (2016: 445.19)
Employee Development

We will increase the number of training days per employee compared to 2015/16 levels


4.24 training days per employee were delivered, five times the level of 2016 (0.84). In total 10,518 training days were delivered (2016: 1,970) while training hours totalled 54,613 (2016: 11,825)
Employee Development

We will develop a more structured and integrated programme for graduates, trainees and apprentices by 2018


Various new apprenticeship programmes were started along with a bespoke structured Trainee Assistant Site Manager programme. A graduate schemes will be reviewed during 2018
Charitable Giving

We will engage with our employees and Cancer Research UK with the aim of raising and donating over £100,000 to the charity in the 2016/17 year


In 2017 we successfully donated a total of £385,913 to Cancer Research UK