Our Corporate Responsibility Approach

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Photo: Corporate Responsibility Committee Chairman, Katherine Innes Ker

Katherine Innes Ker
Corporate Responsibility
Committee Chairman

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Aim 2007 achievements 2008 targets
Our approach To operate responsibly and build sustainable homes and communities Taylor Woodrow and George Wimpey were two of only three housebuilders to score over 70% in a sustainability benchmark Our high level Corporate Responsibility Committee will continue to ensure that the Company maintains high standards of corporate responsibility
Supporting local communities To be a good neighbour in the communities in which we operate Won 10 awards from the Considerate Constructors Scheme for building in a considerate manner Seek to further improve community engagement and implement our new charitable policies
Better by design To use design to enhance the homes and communities we build Received a series of high profile awards for design and innovation Improve design and build quality in all regions in which we operate
Environmental sustainability To build environmentally friendly homes and communities Integrated a wide range of environmental features into our developments Improve the energy and water efficiency of the homes we build
economic growth
To contribute to the local economies in which we operate Contributed over £89.5 million in UK planning obligations as well as providing affordable housing and employment opportunities Further develop our G2 brand of low cost, high quality housing aimed at first time buyers
Customer care To provide the highest levels of customer care Developed new Taylor Wimpey systems and processes Implement and embed our new customer care practices
Employees To attract, develop and retain the highest calibre of employees Focused on open and fair treatment of employees during the merger process Bring the culture of our former businesses together to create industry leading employee teams
Health, safety and environmental (HSE) management To provide safe and healthy workplaces and minimise environmental impact Integrated systems and processes and introduced a comprehensive new UK HSE manual Implement and embed our HSE management systems
Supply chain management (SCM) To maintain effective and fair SCM procedures Analysed historical approaches to SCM to identify best practice going forward Integrate our systems and processes as well as reviewing green procurement practices