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Carbon Reduction

Making changes for the better

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Leading the way

At Bellway, we recognise that climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time. We are committed to reducing our own emissions through the setting of science-based targets (SBTs) and we will play a full and active role within the industry to drive innovation around carbon reduction.

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Real solutions

For the benefit of our customers and the environment, we’re doing everything we can to deliver energy-efficient homes. From 2025, our homes will produce 75 – 80% less carbon emissions than those delivered under current regulations.

Through collaboration and test trials, we’re working on a variety of technologies to help reduce carbon emissions from our homes. This includes working with Salford University on the Energy House 2.0 project.

As a company, we are proud of our performance to date, but it’s important that we set our standards even higher so that we meet the challenges of our time. Our new strategy will embed sustainability as a core value within Bellway, ensuring we continue to lower our carbon footprint.

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Reducing our impact

  • We have reduced our emissions per home sold by 24% - beating our initial target of 10% two years early.
  • Our extended use of renewable energy to plots under construction has increased the proportion of green electricity we use to 69%.
  • Extensive work is already underway to redesign our homes to meet the new energy efficiency standards.
  • We are building various exemplar homes in advance of the new building standards which includes monitoring performance and running costs for the longer term benefit of our customers.

We’re driving innovation around carbon reduction.

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Carbon reduction - key targets

<46 %
We aim to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 46% by 2030.
100 %
Our company car fleet will be 100% electric vehicle or hybrid by July 2025.
<55 %
We’re aiming to reduce our Scope 3 emissions by 55% by 2030.
100 %
100% of the electricity we purchase will be REGO-certified by December 2023.
Before the end of July 2022, we will complete the laboratory-built Salford University Energy House 2.0.
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