The Hill Group has strengthened its senior environmental, social and governance (ESG) team with the appointment of Andrew Day, who joins as sustainability director.

Mr Day’s vast experience will play a major role in the delivery of Hill’s ESG strategy. He arrives having been sustainability director for Telford Homes where he developed and implemented their building living legacy strategy, and led the company to be ranked as the UK’s most sustainable UK housebuilder in the NextGeneration Sustainability Benchmark Report for 2021 and 2022.

Prior to this Andrew was divisional board director for architecture, design and sustainability for Countryside. He is also active on numerous committees and forums, including the Future Homes Hub Oversight Group, the NHBC Foundation Expert Panel and he chairs the Supply Chain Sustainability School Wellbeing Group.

In recent years Hill has taken significant steps forward in becoming an industry leader in ESG, putting environmental protection at the forefront of its operations, and setting out ambitious commitments to sustainability and social value.

The company’s first ESG report was published in the past year setting out a clear strategy aligned to Hill’s business planning and company culture. The report also outlined a series of objectives, including reaching net zero carbon in business operations and net zero operational carbon in all homes built by 2030, as well as achieving Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) across its land portfolio.

Andy Hill, group chief executive of The Hill Group said: “Andrew brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our senior leadership team and will make a major contribution to our ESG delivery.

“We have ambitious plans for growing the size of our business but it is vital that we do so in a sustainable way that makes a positive social impact and enhances the natural environment. I’m very confident that Andrew will enable us to do just that.”

The Hill Group is mid-way through its growth target of doubling turnover by 2025, through a diversified range of development activities including large scale estate regeneration, local authority investment partnerships and major city centre housing schemes.

A key part of Andrew’s initial remit will be to ensure the ESG strategy continues to support the business plan across all activities and helps Hill to grow in a responsible way, while ensuring that emerging planning and policy changes are fully embedded in the business.

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