Biodiversity & Sustainable Environments

Biodiversity & sustainable environments

What is it?

Impact on nature

Population growth and social trends mean humans are impacting the natural environment around us in unprecedented ways. From the destruction of distant rainforests to dying out UK insect breeds or the way we all handle waste, change is high on the agenda.

Why it’s important to us

Need to change
The building and construction industry account for around 40% of the world’s carbon emissions. Government, local authorities, partners and customers have expectations and targets which must be met or exceeded but a step change is needed.

How we can have an impact

  • Boost biodiversity at our schemes
  • Make positive use of the community spaces we create to improve biodiversity
  • Only use materials from sustainably managed sources
  • Reduce waste by maximising product and material use throughout lifecycles

OUR AMBITION: Be ready by the end of 2020 to achieve a net biodiversity gain of at least 10% associated with all development activity By 2025, cut St. Modwen Homes site waste by a third and increase recycling rate to 99%