Top marks for Crest Nicholson as developer reinforces timber sustainability credentials

Crest Nicholson has been recognised for sustainable timber procurement and efforts to minimise deforestation with an A- award for its Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) score.

The property developer was one of only five companies out of 25 UK businesses that responded to the CDP’s forests response request to achieve an A-.

The score places the developer in the leadership category - the highest possible category reserved for companies which “represent best practice in the field of environmental management”.

With Crest Nicholson’s sustainable timber procurement targets in place alongside quarterly and annual audits, the developer demonstrated "a robust procedure and drive to minimise environmental impact".

Olivia Waters, acting group sustainability director, said: “The different facets of sustainability are key considerations in our operations, and in terms of our relationship with the natural environment, few issues are more important or pressing than deforestation.

“Last month we were named ‘Housebuilder’s’ ‘Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year 2016’ in recognition of our ambition to be the market leader in the design and delivery of sustainable housing and mixed-use communities.

"This latest accolade, combined with the results from the CDP, mean we close 2016 confident that we are moving in the right direction on sustainability issues”.

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