- Where possible, Redrow specifies products and materials that generate the least environmental impact, including timber from managed plantations, aggregates from the closest quarries and non-toxic paints.
- Redrow has been a member of WWF FTN since 2002. Membership has enabled us to strengthen our timber procurement policies and by establishing national supply agreements with timber suppliers and manufacturers coupled with well developed in-house systems, we are able to track the procurement of timber products across all our developments.
In the calendar year ending 2007, in excess of 91% of the timber products used on our sites was classified within Category 3 – "Licensed Source" , up to Category 5 – "Credibly Certified". This was a 10% improvement on 2006. Focus for the forthcoming year is to consolidate the work undertaken to date and further increase the percentage of Category 3-5 timber.
Our performance in this specific sector is recognised in the Next Generation Climate Change Benchmarking analysis as being one of the best in our sector.
- Redrow seeks to deal with suppliers and subcontractors able to demonstrate their commitment to the environment through their own codes of practice.
- Our internal procedures require an ethical relationship with suppliers and subcontractors, by forbidding the exchange of payments or substantial favours between two parties.
(Footnote: Offical WWF-UKGFTN timber classification)