The New Kid on the Block: introducing the Crystal Award

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13 December 2019

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This year we are excited to introduce the Crystal Award that recognises the highest performing homebuilder during Phase 1 of the benchmark, where homebuilders’ publicly available information is assessed. The winner of the Crystal Award places clearly stated sustainability targets, performance data and case studies in the public realm. This provides the industry with a detailed understanding of the company’s strategic approach to sustainability and the positive change they are delivering on the ground.

We are delighted to announce the winner of the first annual Crystal Award is Barratt Developments plc. At a time when companies’ impact on the planet and society is subject to increasing scrutiny, crystal clear communication to external stakeholders is critical.

Sarah Pratt, Head of Corporate Sustainability at Barratt Developments states: “We have a clear aim, to be the leading sustainable housebuilder in the country so we are very pleased to retain our gold NextGeneration status. To have also received a Crystal award for the transparency of our environmental and social disclosures underlines our belief that housebuilders need to build trust with stakeholders, and by doing so we hope to drive greater openness across the industry.”