Stewart Milne Group is fully committed to playing our part in reducing the impact of climate change and protecting our biodiversity. We aim to become a net zero carbon business, delivering sustainable communities and net zero carbon homes by 2045.


Our Commitment

This is our commitment to deliver on our ambition to be a net zero carbon business by 2045 – 5 years ahead of the UK Government’s target for net zero carbon new build homes by 2050.

Over the past 45 years we have prided ourselves in being a family run independent business that understands the importance of innovation, teamwork and attracting the highest skilled staff.

This approach makes us a market leader in building great homes and places to live. Living in a home, street and community that’s well-designed and well-built lies at the heart of sustainable development. We are very conscious of the long lasting legacy of all our new communities.

Delivering net zero carbon across our entire business is an inherent part of our business strategy and our social responsibility.

Stuart MacGregor, Chief Executive Officer


Our Aspirations


Our goal is to be a net zero carbon business, delivering sustainable communities and net zero carbon homes, by 2045.

Our Sustainability Strategy sets out a framework which we will use to ensure we deliver on our ambitions to be a leading independent net zero carbon developer by 2045.


Our Influences, Goals and Targets


Our Goals & Targets

Within each of these ten goals, we have short, medium and long term targets. These form our Sustinablity Framework.

We will remain agile and flexible to ensure that our goals and targets are both ambitious, but realistic and deliver our ambitions of next zero carbon homes and communities by 2045.

The timescales associated with each goal has been split into three clear phases. Further detail will be developed year on year to ensure all targets are met within these overall dates.

Our goals


Our Annual Sustainability Delivery Plan


Annual tasks
1. Customers
  • Develop corporate and consumer SMH websites to provide sustainability information
  • Investigate sustainability & energy efficiency options, as part of our sales options service
2. People
  • Develop a sustainability communications plan, staff engagement tools and processes
  • Offer on-line sustainability training opportunities, through our L&D portal
3. Environmental Impact
  • Investigate (and where feasible) implement EV charging at sales, site, and office locations
  • Introduce recycling facilities at all sales, site & office locations
4. Energy Consumption
  • Develop an energy consumption dashboard, reporting usage and set KPIs
  • Investigate and introduce (where viable and feasible) conversion to green energy tariffs
  • Complete Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) survey and (where feasible and viable) investigate and install energy saving features such as LED lighting in our offices, sales centres, and site cabins
5. Sustainable Communities
  • Add a sustainability assessment, to our Design Standards of Excellence process
  • Introduce sustainable transport assessments and travel plans, for all new and emerging developments
  • Introduce air quality assessments and where required provide remediation measures, for all new and emerging developments
6. Biodiversity
  • Develop a biodiversity dashboard to measure and collate data across all developments
  • Investigate impacts of biodiversity net-gain legislation and develop solutions
  • Introduce biodiversity assessments on all new and emerging developments
7. Net Zero Carbon Homes
  • Implement compliance changes Part F, L, O & S in England, by Jun 23 (1Y transition deadline)
  • Implement compliance changes to Section 6 in Scotland, by Dec 25 (3Y transition deadline)
  • Respond to Scottish & UK Government future regulatory consultations
  • Create a dashboard to collate information on our home energy and carbon ratings – EPC, Kwh/annum, CO2 emissions
  • Model energy saving benefits for our homes, to establish cost savings compared to comparable second-hand homes
8. Embodied Carbon
  • Collaborate with our timber frame supplier to evaluate EC timber benefits, for our homes compared to masonry construction
9. Procurement 
  • Develop and implement a sustainable and ethical procurement policy
  • Develop supply chain engagement programme, to share business strategy and growth
10. Innovation
  • Implement COINS M-Site digital construction forms
  • Develop AIMTZ housing electrification R&D project submission
  • Secure OFGEM funding for AIMTZ & complete discovery phase


Contact us

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