Sustainability & Responsibility
The Company’s approach to its corporate, environmental and social responsibility and a truly sustainable approach is synonymous with how it delivers its business objectives responsibly.
Sutton Harbour Holdings plc employs a fully engaged partnership approach with the community, with a strong focus on the environment, health and safety and investing in staff alongside a continuing drive to improve shareholder value.
The company firmly believes in its responsibility as custodians of the historic Sutton Harbour to protect the area for future generations, whilst fully realising its potential today.
Engagement with the community is key to the ambitious regeneration work being undertaken by Sutton Harbour Holdings plc to transform Plymouth’s waterfront.
A consultative approach is always taken with both public and business sectors over each new development as the company strives to create a destination of regional and national importance.
Sutton Harbour Holdings plc plays an active role in the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership working to improve the area, and works closely with Destination Plymouth, the Plymouth City Centre Company, Plymouth City Council and other relevant agencies delivering change.
The Company invests heavily in the community by supporting charities and community groups, hosting world-class events to attract visitors, and investing in local arts organisations.
By staging major international sailing and yachting events such as the Transat Race and by supporting and hosting key visitor events including Plymouth Pirate Weekend, the Classic Boat Rally and Plymouth Seafood Festival, the company stimulates tourism for the benefit of the entire city whilst showcasing the developments in and around Sutton Harbour, which have helped transform the quarter into a vibrant area for leisure, commercial and residential use.
The Company is currently supporting the Plymouth Raiders basketball team as part of its ongoing charitable responsibilities, sponsoring the club’s new kit as well as the group’s Community Club, which will enable facilities for under 18s to train in Plymouth to be tripled.
Work experience placements for local students and assistance with business modules in a local school are also projects supported by the Company.
Sutton Harbour Holdings plc has also supported St Luke’s Hospice for many years to boost fundraising efforts enabling the charity’s work in caring for the terminally ill.
Environmental sustainability plays a key role in the continuing success of Sutton Harbour Holdings plc, which sets itself high environmental standards in all aspects of its work.
The company has a Green Team to ensure it minimises the impact on the environment from new developments, and ensures buildings are designed with sustainability at their heart.
The Green Team is chaired by Natasha Gadsdon and its objectives include:
- Reducing the company’s carbon footprint by minimising energy use
- Reducing the amount of waste created and maximising recycling opportunities
- Ensuring all environmental legislative requirements are met, if not exceeded
- Preventing water pollution in Sutton Harbour whenever possible
- Making environmentally-sound purchasing decisions and increasing local purchasing
Health and safety is a permanent priority for Sutton Harbour Holdings plc, with a company health and safety committee meeting regularly and operating as an open forum, and an excellent health and safety management record being a key criterion when contractors are chosen.