Josie Thornewill, Head of Sustainability at Thakeham, has revealed strategic insights to leaders from across the property, construction, energy, and infrastructure sectors.
The presentation by Josie Thornewill at this year’s Building Zero Carbon Britain Conference 2021, shared case studies demonstrating our three big zero carbon commitments.
As well as their development plans for the region and how Thakeham is driving sustainability moving forwards.
Josie said: “It was an honour to present at the conference and we enjoyed a vibrant discussion with other speakers and virtual attendees. At Thakeham we believe in sharing knowledge, being the agents for change and inspiring a way forward. Events like this are a wonderful way for us to contribute to the issues surrounding sustainable community creation.
“Our 2020-2025 Sustainability Strategy is integrated throughout our operations and communications, giving clients and customers the chance of a new home that has a positive impact on communities and the environment, and a place that inspires a change in behavior with sustainability at the heart.”
The UK’s first housebuilder on the SME Climate Hub
Earlier this year, Thakeham became the UK’s first housebuilder on the SME Climate Hub to join the United Nations’ ‘Race to Zero’ campaign.
The ‘Race to Zero’ is a United Nations’ campaign – driven by science – designed to aggregate leadership and support for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery. The campaign also aims to prevent future threats, create decent jobs, and unlock inclusive, sustainable growth.
The Supply Chain Sustainability School - Gold Member
Last year, Thakeham was recognised for its high-level commitment to advancing sustainability within the industry, with the award of Gold level accreditation with The Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS).
“As a gold member of the Supply Chain Sustainability School we are ensuring we have the internal skill to deliver a sustainable built environment and are continually improving our sustainability knowledge across our business.”
SCSS is an award-winning industry collaboration led by partners and members to create a learning environment, upskilling those working within the built environment sector. It encourages companies to implement practices and processes that enable sustainable business operations throughout the supply chain.