COP26 commitments

Hill Group committed its support to tackle climate change ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in 2021.

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COP26 focused on the global commitments of nations to reducing carbon emissions and reversing ecological and biodiversity decline. As a leading privately-owned housebuilder, Hill recognises that it has a part to play in helping the UK meet its commitments by building low carbon, resilient and safe homes constructed sustainably and designed to ensure buyers consume fewer resources and enjoy a closeness to nature that helps to create sustainable communities and promote the wellbeing of residents.

Our Commitments 
  • Achieving net-zero carbon in our Scope 1 and 2 business operations by 2030 and net-zero operational carbon in the homes we build by 2030.
  • Achieving Biodiversity Net Gain on all our future land-led developments.


Our Progress
  • We have already modelled a range of house types and apartment layouts to interrogate CO2 reduction performance standards required for delivering future homes.
  • Our solutions include improved building fabric performance, reduced embodied carbon of materials, increased off-site manufacture,  increased air-tightness, better thermal bridging and supply chain deliverability. 

At Hill, we are always keen to be at the forefront of any industry changes, and we already have live projects at design and early construction stage featuring a range of house and apartment types which will meet the expected Future Homes Standard and deliver 'net-zero ready' homes several years ahead of the anticipated regulatory timescale.  

Brendan Ritchie, Head of Sustainability
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