Ultimate responsibility for sustainability rests with our Board. Our CR Committee provides direction for our business and makes recommendations on strategy and policies in this area to the Board.
The CR Committee is chaired by Marion Sears, an independent Non-Executive Director, and includes representatives with operational and functional responsibility from across the business. Our Divisional Commercial Directors co-ordinate day to day activities on sustainability issues through our network of 29 regional operating businesses.
Our sustainability strategy and policies are regularly reviewed by the CR Committee. They are cascaded to the regions through the management team of each operating business. This ensures that sustainability is on the agenda of each operating business and that best practice across the Group can be shared effectively.
We measure, monitor and report on our sustainability activities and performance on an annual basis. Sustainability management is an integrated activity and is the responsibility of all our employees, from those on the front line of our developments around the UK to our senior management teams.
Persimmon operates an Environmental Management System (EMS) that covers all processes from land appraisal, site remediation to manufacturing and construction.
We measure our sustainability performance using a set of key performance indicators (KPIs) collated on a regular basis from our operating businesses and reviewed at each CR Committee meeting. After each CR Committee meeting a report is made to the Board and corporate responsibility is discussed annually at the strategy meeting. A summary of our KPI performance data can be found here and our sustainability policies can be found here.
Persimmon complies with the UK Corporate Governance Code and our Annual Report 2016 provides further information on our corporate governance.