Sustainability in action
Actions speak louder than words.
We aim to recognise great work by our suppliers. In December 2020 the project team at our Tullamore development acknowledged the contribution of supply chain partners to better environmental performance with the Tullamore Project Environmental Awards. For instance, there were awards for Shawport Civil & Building Contractors Ltd, who ensured all generators were bunded with drip trays in place and installed new equipment to reduce the risk of hand arm vibration.
We have been working closely with residents in Taylor Hill on biodiversity projects including tree planting and wildflower bed creation to help enrich areas where we build. We look forward to continuing our partnership work during 2021.
All our homes are a minimum of A2 rated. Recognising the desire of some customers to upgrade the thermal efficiency of their homes further, we now offer the option to upgrade to an A1 rated starter-home via the installation of additional solar panel technology. We thermal model all our new development house designs to ensure that they can be easily converted to an A1 house by putting PV panels on the roof. I.e. no other upgrade works or technology needed.
The Glenveagh team are proud to have been part of The Big Build Ireland Project where we helped to renovate the homes of deserving families, changing their lives forever. Volunteer builders, labourers, trades, suppliers, friends & neighbours come together giving their time, labour and materials to help a local family whose lives have been impacted by a significant loss or misfortune.
In 2020 we ran a Wellness Programme which included talks on pensions, cancer awareness, healthy eating, and mindfulness among numerous other topics which are important to our staff.
We regularly attend job fairs at universities and colleges with an emphasis on promoting applications from women. Where possible we arrange for our female engineers to speak at these events. We were the main sponsor for CIF’s International Women’s Day event in 2020.
Despite the mobility restrictions brought about by COVID-19 lockdowns our customers were able to complete their home buying journey remotely. We redeveloped our digital strategy to allow for contactless, online and private viewing with our agents providing virtual assistance via video calling. The new system allowed prospective customers to balance an intimate viewing-experience with on-call assistance while allowing Glenveagh to refine data collection on our prospective customers.
We aim to deliver high-quality homes and flourishing communities with the highest standards of environmental stewardship and responsible business.
Our performance and disclosures
We aim to control and manage our business responsibly, and to minimise operational risk.