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Our approach

We actively promote responsible construction and development that reflects our approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and look to our employees, our partners and our supply chain to enable us to achieve both our short-term and long-term goals.

The 10 objectives set at the beginning of the 2015/16 financial year have helped to focus our approach to CSR and to further the positive work being carried out across our portfolio. We are pleased to report that this year our objectives have either been achieved or exceeded, with good progress made across the longer-term objectives.
We have now set our objectives for the 2016/17 financial year. These renewed targets will ensure that the business continues to focus on:

  • improving the environment by cleaning and greening up brownfield land;
  • supporting communities; and
  • promoting responsible development and construction within the areas in which we regenerate.

In addition, the Company remains committed to individual project-led initiatives which have a positive impact on the local community, environment and economy. A selection of these initiatives are presented as case studies throughout this website; these reinforce our innovative and flexible approach to CSR.

CSR Steering Group

The CSR Steering Group represents a range of the St. Modwen business disciplines and continues to evolve as the business grows. Meeting once a quarter, with regular communication in between, the Group’s focus is to ensure that the Company:

  • adheres to appropriate CSR objectives that complement our corporate values and business model;
  • captures and reports on the right data in terms of social, economic and environmental CSR activities so that we can benchmark and continue to improve our performance in these key areas;
  • complies with corporate guidance and keeps informed of industry best practice on CSR;
  • identifies and actively pursues any business opportunities arising from our CSR initiatives; and
  • promotes our CSR activities across the regions in the appropriate way.

11 Objectives

MoreSupport to local schools:
Support to local schools Objective for 2015/16: Visit a total of 15 schools at least once a year, adjacent to all of our large construction sites and to provide presentations on health, safety and sustainability.

Progress: Exceeded (by 4). Based on the results, we will be increasing this target to 25 schools. We will also extend the topics covered to include many more relevant aspects of education and training.

Objective for 2016/17: Visit a total of 25 schools at least once a year, which are adjacent to all of our large construction sites, to provide presentations on many more relevant aspects of education and training.
MoreRenewable energy:
Renewable energyObjective for 2015/16: Offset energy consumed by our St. Modwen Homes sales offices by installing solar panels on all marketing suites.

Progress: Achieved. Across all St. Modwen Homes sites, we have successfully offset the energy consumed by our sales offices.

Objective for 2016/17: As new St. Modwen Homes sites come online, solar panels will continue to be installed on all marketing suites.
MoreRainwater harvesting:
Rainwater harvestingObjective for 2015/16: Recycle and reuse rainwater on 30% (by floor area) of our speculative1, new build, industrial unit developments.

Progress: Exceeded (by 1.89%). Having over-achieved on this initiative, we will be increasing our target by 5% in 2016/17.

Objective for 2016/17: Recycle and reuse rainwater on 35% (by floor area) of our speculative*, new build, industrial unit developments.

* For the purpose of this objective, our speculative programme is defined as the point from which construction commences on a building with no defined occupier.

MoreReuse and reclamation:
Reuse and reclamationObjective for 2015/16: Recycle and reuse over 120,000 tonnes of concrete, in accordance with the Specification for Highways Works, to avoid the use of natural quarried materials.

Progress: Exceeded (by 8,000 tonnes). Based on these results we have increased this objective by more than 15%.

Objective for 2016/17: Recycle and reuse over 140,000 tonnes of material, in accordance with the Specification for Highways Works, to avoid the use of natural quarried materials.
MoreHealth & Safety:
Health & SafetyObjective for 2015/16: Achieve the industry standard Accident Frequency Rate (AFR) across our UK-wide development portfolio.

Progress: Achieved. Based on the industry standard (0.4) we have surpassed this target.

Objective for 2016/17: Remain below the industry standard AFR across our portfolio.

Considerate contractorsObjective for 2015/16: Encourage and create opportunities for all staff to take part in the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) training throughout the year.

Progress: Achieved. We have provided over 45 days of IOSH training for a wide range of employees. In addition, 15 St. Modwen Homes employees have carried out the Site Managers Safety Training Scheme*. We will continue to encourage health and safety training to our staff and will now extend this target to include all training and development opportunities.

Objective for 2016/17: Encourage and create opportunities for all staff to participate in a variety of health and safety training activities throughout the year.

* The construction industry equivalent of the IOSH training

MoreSmart meters:
Smart metersObjective for 2015/16: Install smart meters in all of our income generating properties by 2020.

Progress: On target. We continue to make good progress with this target, with 86 smart meters installed in the period. This is an ongoing target so the objective will remain the same for 2016/17.

Objective for 2016/17: Install smart meters in all of our income generating properties by 2020.
MoreTree planting
Tree plantingObjective for 2015/16: Plant a minimum of 12,000 trees across our UK-wide development portfolio.

Progress: Exceeded (by 2,458 trees). Based on this success we are extending our commitment to the environment by broadening our objective for the next financial year.

Objective for 2016/17: Create public green spaces, including parks and wildlife areas, across a minimum of 100 acres.
MoreWaste Recycling:
Waste RecyclingObjective for 2015/16: Instigate segregated waste recycling across our entire Shopping Centre portfolio to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill by 5%.

Progress: Achieved. We have successfully increased both recycling rates and the volume of waste to energy throughout the period.

Highlights include:

  • Edmonton Green, Enfield has reduced waste to landfill by 11% by increasing the amount recycled during the period.
  • Wembley Central, London has gone from 10% to 100% waste to energy, resulting in 0% going to landfill.
  • Longbridge, Birmingham continues to send 0% to landfill via both recycling and waste to energy methods.
Objective for 2016/17: Continue to increase both recycling rates and the volume of waste to energy in order to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill across our shopping centres.
MoreApprenticeships:
ApprenticeshipsObjective for 2015/16: Create opportunities for up to 10 full-time equivalent trainees/graduates across our Major Projects and at Group level.

Progress: Exceeded (by 9). Following the results of this initiative, we will be increasing the target and combining it with the equivalent St. Modwen Homes objective.


ApprenticeshipsObjective for 2015/16: Create opportunities for 15 full-time equivalent trainees/graduates on our St. Modwen Homes schemes.

Progress: Exceeded (by 24). As above, we will now be increasing this target and combining it with the Major Project/Group equivalent.

Objective for 2016/17: Create opportunities for a minimum of 30 full-time equivalent trainees/graduates or apprentices across the Group.
MoreConsiderate contractors:
Considerate contractorsObjective for 2015/16: Extend the Considerate Constructors Scheme to include both the Town Centre and St. Modwen Homes sites at St. Andrew’s Park, where we are regenerating a former RAF site in Uxbridge.

Progress this year: Exceeded. We have successfully registered 13 Group and 16 St. Modwen Homes development sites onto the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Objective for 2016/17: Extend the Considerate Constructors Scheme across additional regeneration projects.

Considerate contractorsObjective for 2014/15: Achieve a minimum Considerate Constructors score of 35/40 on all St. Modwen Homes schemes, targeting a 5% improvement over two years.

Progress this year: Exceeded (by 0.42). We have achieved above our 5% improvement target of 36.75/50 and are averaging a score of 37.17/50 across our St. Modwen Homes schemes.

Objective for 2016/17: Maintain performance beyond compliance and continue to achieve a minimum Considerate Constructors score of at least 36.75/50 on all St. Modwen Homes schemes.
MoreElectric car charging points:
Smart metersNew objective for 2016/17: Install electric car charging points in the garages or car ports of 10% of the homes at the following three St. Modwen Homes sites: Weogoran Park, Worcester; Cofton Hackett, Birmingham and St. Andrew’s Park, Uxbridge.

New objective for 2016/17: Install electric car charging points at all of our commercial speculative schemes across the UK and continue to investigate further opportunities going forward.
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