2015 NextGeneration Benchmark
Sustainability Mega-trends | UK Homebuilders | Stakeholder Value
In this report we evaluate the progress the homebuilding sector has made during the last year in delivering sustainable development and highlight best-in-class performance within the industry. NextGeneration aims to “join the dots” to create the kind of transformative change the industry needs. This report goes much wider and deeper than just asking how companies have performed; it brings together rigorous primary research with the latest thinking about the trends that will impact the industry over the coming decades


NextGeneration was launched in 2004 as an industry-driven initiative to drive best practice in sustainability into the heart of the UK’s residential development sector.
NextGeneration is a membership-based organisation, consisting of many of the UK’s largest homebuilders, overseen by a high-level Executive Committee to ensure the integrity and independence of the initiative. NextGeneration seeks to enable the industry to understand what opportunities and risks the sustainable housing agenda poses through benchmarking, networking and knowledge-sharing. 


Capturing an accurate picture of sustainability performance requires a robust set of criteria which fully reflect the issues facing the industry, and enable comparability over time. In 2014 there are more than 130 criteria in sustainability strategy, governance and risk management and their impact on the environment and on society.


Any company with residential development activities can join NextGeneration as a member. Membership provides access to a range of services including our industry-leading benchmarks.
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