Barratt retains NextGeneration gold rating

Barratt Developments PLC has achieved a score of 86% in NextGeneration’s annual sustainability rankings.

The housebuilder’s score is more than double the industry average and it has retained its NextGeneration gold rating for the fourth year in a row.

Barratt came second overall in the rankings and finished in the top five in covering reporting, environmental site management, design and placemaking, future proofing and waste management.

NextGeneration assessed the sustainability performance of the UK’s housebuilders in 15 key areas.

Sarah Pratt, head of corporate sustainability at Barratt Developments, said: “The NextGeneration benchmark is a positive endorsement of the work our teams are doing. 

“Our strong performance this year shows the progress we are making on our ambition to be the country’s leading sustainable housebuilder.”

In its recent annual sustainability report, Barratt revealed that its annual waste consumption had fallen by more than 15,100 tonnes – the equivalent of some 5.8 million bricks or 725 homes.

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