The Berkeley Group’s approach to sustainability is to develop the homes and places of the future without compromising the ability of younger generations to meet their needs.
We transform challenging and complex brownfield sites into welcoming and sustainable places, with homes and amenities for all. By reviving neglected and underused land, we can return it to community use and create neighbourhoods that have social, environmental, economic and commercial value.
Through our Sustainability Strategy, we take action to reduce the long-term impacts of both our operations and the places we build, running our business efficiently and considerately and developing sustainable homes and places.
aligned science-based targets for carbon reduction validated by the SBTi
acres of new or improved habitat to be created on Biodiversity Net Gain sites
large-scale regeneration sites with a community plan in place
current CDP rating shows we are leaders in climate action and transparency
Our Approach to Sustainability
We are reducing our carbon emissions by driving progress towards our science-based targets and ensuring that our homes, places and business operations are resilient to the impacts of climate change.
Communities and Sustainable Living
We focus on bringing unloved and underused spaces back to life, unlocking a mix of social, environmental, economic and commercial value that benefits all of our stakeholders and that create strong communities that can thrive over time.
We believe that a new development should add to nature, instead of taking away. We take action to deliver biodiversity net gain on all our new developments and we are broadening our approach to nature so that projects can begin to achieve environmental net gain.
We ensure our environmental management practices on site go beyond best practice, thus minimising the risks to the environment and the local community.
We are driving progress towards our waste management and resource efficiency targets. We also focus on partnering with our suppliers and peers to drive positive change across the value chain.
Awards & Accreditations
National Sustainability Awards 2022: Carbon Reduction Award
The cross-sector awards celebrate ‘the pioneers of sustainability’ across the UK. The Carbon Reduction Award recognises Berkeley’s ambitious, holistic climate action strategy including solutions to cut carbon emissions – creating low carbon, resilient homes and places, alongside transformational changes to construction processes and wider business operations.
Better Society Awards 2022: Transformation Award
Berkeley was recognised for the positive impact we are delivering through Our Vision 2030, and for the significant and sustainable changes we are making to the built environment.
Green Apple Environment Awards
Two of our developments won Green Apple Awards for their approach to nature. At Trent Park this was given for the improvements made for habitat and biodiversity, whilst The Green Quarter won the award for environmental best practice.
Supporting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals
Berkeley Group is committed to helping to achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We have identified the six goals to the right as being most relevant to us, based on a review of our business activities and value chain against the goals and their underlying targets.
We consider that we have the greatest opportunity to contribute to the achievement of these six goals, particularly through the implementation of the Our Vision 2030 business strategy.
Our approach to sustainability is integrated into our ambitious business strategy, called Our Vision. We provide performance updates on our sustainability-related and other commitments.
Sustainability Reports and Disclosures
Key sustainability documents published by the Berkeley Group, including sustainability performance reports, carbon and climate change disclosures.
Sustainability Governance and Management
Our governance and management processes put our sustainability commitments at the centre of how we operate. They set out clear lines of responsibility, and detail sustainability actions and targets for each business function.