Our Vision has evolved into a clear and unifying purpose which reflects our commitment to sustainability and the three ‘pillars’ of environmental, social and governance matters.
We recognise that sustainability is a fundamental part of our business strategy, and believe that a sustainable future is achievable only through a holistic approach that encompasses environmental, social, and governance considerations.
Our approach to sustainability is grounded in the belief that our actions should have a positive impact on the world around us. We strive to make sustainable choices that benefit not only our company but also the communities in which we operate, our employees, and the planet as a whole.
Reducing our environmental impact
We believe that high-quality placemaking positively benefits the physical, social, emotional, and ecological well-being of people and their locations.
We collaborate closely with communities and partners through a series of bespoke engagement strategies relevant to each location, whether a city centre infill scheme or a greenfield garden suburb. We always aim to create a positive, long-term vision for existing communities and new residents with strategies informed through consultations, resident ballots in urban areas and neighbourhood plans in rural locations.
Our commitment to social value
During 2022, we have progressively reshaped our resident engagement offering and evolved our
Social Value strategy to 2025 in support of our vision: “To be the UK’s leading, most trusted housebuilder,
creating exceptional homes and sustainable communities”.
To achieve our vision, we place our people at the heart of everything we do. The ability to feel connected
starts with The Hill Way. Our People Come First Focus Group provides support programmes and initiatives, including health and wellbeing, training, and volunteer programmes. We aim to be an employer whose people are reflective of the communities in which we work.
Strategy and Responsible Business
As a people-centred business, health, safety and the environment are our primary concerns in everything we do – in our offices, on our construction sites and in the homes we build.
We are constantly focused on ensuring the well-being of all people working for Hill and our neighbours.
To underpin this commitment, project construction environmental management plans (CEMP) are
implemented, and we are dedicated to the Considerate Constructor scheme and its constitution. Encouragingly, our average score is 42/45 compared with an industry average of 40/45.
Colville Road, Cambridge
The Colville Road development, delivered in partnership with Cambridge Investment Partnership is a marvel of modern design and innovation with 63 affordable apartments and 4 homes replacing 2 housing blocks. It is equipped with several eco-friendly features, such as a communal air source heat pump, PV panels, triple-glazed windows, electric vehicle charging points, and green roofs.
Agar Grove, Camden
Agar Grove, a development created by Camden Council as part of their Community Investment Programme, has earned numerous awards, including The Mayor's Award for Sustainable and Environmental Planning, and will be the largest Passivhaus development in the UK. Passivhaus is a renowned building standard that provides high levels of energy efficiency and internal comfort.
Working closely with Poplar HARCA, the residents of Teviot have been fully engaged in the regeneration of their neighbourhood since 2017. A listening campaign gained a snapshot of their interest, support, and priorities and some 80% of the residents consulted voted in support of development. The resident’s engagement also included the selection and appointment of Hill in 2021.
Reports & Policies
We are committed to transparency and accountability in our efforts to create a sustainable future for all, and believe that sustainable practices are critical to preserving our planet's natural resources, reducing our environmental footprint, and promoting social responsibility.
As a result, we have established comprehensive reports and policies that guide our actions towards achieving sustainability goals in all aspects of our operations.
Our latest sustainability reports provide an overview of our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. We have also developed a set of sustainability policies that outline our commitments to various sustainability issues, such as climate change, human rights, and diversity and inclusion. Our policies serve as a roadmap for our sustainability strategy and provide guidance to our employees, suppliers, and other stakeholders.