Our approach

Our approach to sustainability at CALA has undergone a dramatic transformation. The impact of the construction sector on fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has become a growing area of concern for our customers, our staff and our Board. Polling from Ipsos MORI shows that 85% of Britons are now concerned about climate change, with the majority (52%) very concerned. This is why in 2020 we set out to define CALA’s commitment to running the business in a responsible and sustainable way, and to empower our employees to own this as part of our culture.  

As part of CALA’s Five Year Plan ‘Sustainability’ is now one of our six strategic pillars, with the ambition to “operate the business to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs”. This includes commitments to help fight the effects of climate change on our planet by:

  • Building homes that are operationally net zero carbon by 2030
  • Achieving Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions in advance of the Government’s 2050 target

Our strategy

Within our Sustainability Strategy, we have three key focus areas:

  • Create a sustainable infrastructure for our operations and sites
  • Embed a culture of sustainability in our teams and offices
  • Build sustainable communities and homes

Management

Through the creation of a Sustainability Steering Group and a network of working groups and ‘Green Teams’ across our business, CALA is laying the groundwork for a sustainable future - we want CALA to be a place to be proud of – for our customers and our colleagues.  

Sustainable Timber Policy

CALA takes its responsibilities seriously regarding the design and delivery of sustainable housing and is committed to specifying and purchasing timber based products sourced from sustainably managed forests and credible certification schemes. Click below to read our Sustainable Timber Policy.

Sustainable Procurement Policy

CALA’s aim is to design and build sustainable housing. We are committed to sourcing sustainable materials wherever possible and to developing long term partnerships with suppliers and subcontractors who promote social responsibility with positive environmental policies.

Our Key Performance Indicators
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