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Sustainability Report 2021

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S UPDATE Sustainability Report 07 In the year that COP26 took place in Glasgow, we’ve taken further steps to embed social and environmental sustainability in everything we do. The government is clear that housing will play a pivotal role in decarbonising Britain. This poses technical, supply chain and skills challenges for our industry, but it is also a great opportunity to attract new layers of people into our workforce and sell the benefits of energy efficient new builds to our customers. As a homebuilder which specialises in working with public sector partners, often on sites with high sustainability requirements, we are well placed to play a leading role in what will be a transformation in housebuilding over the next five years and beyond. Our pilots of smart homes to reduce energy bills at West Gorton with Salford University, and the low carbon homes we are about to build at Parklands Village at Westonsuper-Mare provide a steady stream of opportunities to learn and prepare for the 2025 Future Homes Standard. And our focus on delivering social value across our developments ensures that we, together with our suppliers and sub-contractors, are providing opportunities for a new generation of builders who will provide the warm, efficient homes of the future in sustainable communities in thriving economies. This goes to the heart of our Vision – Building Communities, Transforming Lives. We have achieved a Social Value Management Certificate Level 1 in recognition of our developing expertise on social value, and are the only major national developer to hold this accolade. These measures put us in a strong position going forward for the short, medium and long term when combined with the commitments we have made this year to set science-based carbon emission targets and to go net zero by at least 2050. Our partnership with the Supply Chain Sustainability School will increase the capacity of our suppliers along this journey and provide excellent learning opportunities for our directly employed colleagues too. This is why the social side of sustainability is so important to Keepmoat – globally there are great environmental challenges but ultimately it is people that must meet those challenges, through skills, knowledge, innovation and ensuring that solutions are accessible to all. At the time of writing the pressure that high energy prices are putting on households is highlighting the ever more visible links between social, economic, and environmental issues. This Sustainability report - Keepmoat’s first - aims to clearly and transparently reflect how Keepmoat is considering all these issues and performing against them. I would be delighted to receive your comments on it. https://www.keepmoat.com/contact-us “Globally there are great environmental challenges but ultimately it is people that must meet those challenges, through skills, knowledge, innovation and ensuring that solutions are accessible to all.” Tim Beale Chief Executive Officer