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Housebuilder Redrow Joins the War on Waste

Redrow Homes has become an ambassador for a campaign to raise awareness of Duty of Care legislation around waste management.

The right Waste, right Place (rWrP) campaign launched its Ambassador Programme with Redrow among a number of high profile companies to pledge its support.

rWrP provides practical information to help businesses from a broad range of sectors to comply with the Duty of Care legislation and help keep waste out of the hands of waste criminals. Its ambassadors will now take up the mantle of raising awareness with their suppliers too.

To qualify as an ambassador, Redrow has proved it embraces the principles of rWrP and has an internal programme and policy on waste management. It has also demonstrated a commitment to promoting best practice with regard to waste management and to actively engage with rWrP to promote the campaign.

Sam Corp, head of regulation at the Environmental Services Association (ESA), said: “The number of organisations actively involved with the right Waste, right Place campaign, representing a broad range of sectors, shows just how serious an issue Duty of Care waste compliance is. Therefore, I am delighted to announce Redrow as a Campaign Ambassador and champion of the cause of raising awareness of the programme.”

Rob MacDiarmid, Redrow’s Group sustainability director, said: “We’re proud to be actively supporting this campaign in an ambassador role. Managing construction waste is a huge investment for Redrow, running into the millions of pounds each year.

“We are currently developing a new blueprint for reducing waste on site. This will not only strengthen our reputation as a responsible builder but also help us to become a more efficient business. A trial project is underway in our South East division to introduce a selection of new procedures and site controls. Our aim is to develop a culture of resource efficiency and waste prevention that we can then roll out across all 13 divisions within the company.”

Redrow is one of the UK’s leading housebuilders and aims to be one of the most sustainable and socially responsible construction businesses by 2018. In 2015 the company’s developments continued to reduce their impact upon the environment, with carbon emissions down and more recycling facilities included. Brownfield sites accounted for 57% of developments, 99.82% of timber used was responsibly sourced, 93% of materials used on site were sourced locally and 92.6% of site waste was diverted from landfill.

The website www.rightwasterightplace.com offers practical advice on how to manage waste safely and efficiently. Those interested in joining the rWrP Ambassador Programme are encouraged to get in touch via info@rightwasterightplace.com.

For more information on Redrow’s sustainability agenda visit www.redrowplc.co.uk/sustainability.

Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1billion turnover and building more than 4,000 homes in 2014/15 financial year.

Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:

• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.

• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture.

• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space.

Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2015 and 2014, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015 and the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: www.redrow.co.uk

right Waste right Place: The right Waste, right Place information campaign has been put together by a group of sponsors to help small businesses meet their duty of care obligations as practically as possible.

The campaign is managed by the Environmental Services Association (ESA), sponsored by the Environment Agency (EA), the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and the Environmental Services Association Education Trust (ESAET) and supported by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), Build UK, The National Farmers Union (NFU), Veolia, Travis Perkins, URoC, SUEZ and The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC).

Website: www.rightwasterightplace.com.