Greener Living


Our Vision and Objective

Countryside wishes to be acknowledged as an industry leader in our approach to care of the environment, in the execution of our developments and in our working practices. Our objective is to ensure that development realises the desired financial returns whilst being delivered in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.

To achieve this our vision and objectives are to:

  • Comply with all relevant environmental legislation and codes of practice
  • Maintain our certification to the ISO14001:2015 Standard.
  • Work towards continuous improvement by setting objectives and targets against which to review our progress
  • Reduce our impact on the environment through the management of pollution risk and reduction of energy, water, waste and associated greenhouse gas emissions at site and corporate level.
  • Report our performance regularly to our key stakeholders 

Whether we are regenerating existing neighbourhoods or creating new homes and communities we engage with our stakeholders to develop sustainable places with their own distinctive character and identity.

St Mary's Island corporate image exterior photo
St Mary's Island, Kent

Our Commitments

Our commitment to sustainable development is evidenced by the fact that we have reported on our sustainability performance for the last fifteen years, which is longer than anyone in our peer group. Our Sustainability Report provides information on our performance against our objectives with an accompanying commentary. 

We are committed to sustainable development specifically in relation to the continued comprehension of new and emerging policies, legislation and reporting standards. This leads to the systematic application of sustainability issues in the Group’s practices and risk management procedures. We believe this approach enhances operational cost efficiency and an increased asset value for our customers, local authority and housing association partners, and other stakeholders.  


It is vital that our employees, partners and supply chain are aware of our commitment to manage and reduce our effect on the environment to enable them to support our aims. Information on our Policies, Objectives and projects are available on this website, via our Annual Sustainability report, training and induction for all our staff and for sub-contractors working on our developments.

Our Policies are available on this website and are on display on all our developments and in sales outlets.

Site based employees receive training on environmental systems, risks and controls via our Site Manager's Induction Course. Site staff including sub contractors also receive information and advice via Site Induction Training and via Tool Box Talks.


To download and view our policies on environment, climate change, sustainable development, biodiversity, waste, sustainable procurement and timber please visit our main policies page here.