Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2006
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Key achievements for 2006

As well as being named one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations, we also:
Governance
  • Complied with the updated Combined Code on Corporate Governance
  • Launched a review of UK stakeholder engagement practices
Health and Safety
  • Reduced total accidents by 21% and major accidents by 54% in George Wimpey UK
  • Continued to improve housebuilder and trade partner safety standards through the Tampa Bay Safety Alliance, started and facilitated by Morrison Homes
Environment
  • Maintained our position as the only publicly listed housebuilder with ISO14001:2004 certification for all operations
  • Embedded environmental and sustainability criteria into all of our new technical build specifications
Supply Chain Management
  • Recruited a Head of Procurement for George Wimpey UK and a Director of Purchasing for Morrison Homes
  • Developed a UK supply chain management strategy
Building Sustainable Communities
  • Completed a total of 163 communities in the UK and 40 communities in the US and contributed over £24.4 million to local communities in the UK through Section 106 agreements
  • Marketed our first G2 affordable homes for key workers and first time buyers, which sold out within six hours
Employees
  • Surveyed our UK workforce - 73% say they are proud to work for George Wimpey
  • Introduced ethics training for all Morrison Homes managers with employee training to follow in 2007
Customer Care
  • George Wimpey UK was the highest ranked volume housebuilder in the Home Builders Federation National Customer Satisfaction Survey
  • Commissioned in-depth assessment of all US Divisions on construction quality as well as customer service and safety issues

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