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Bellway Homes Group Head of Sustainability Simon Park: 5 Things to Know

March 11, 2024 by Joe Panettieri

Bellway Homes, a major homebuilder in the United Kingdom, has hired Durham University veteran Simon Park as group head of sustainability. Here are five things to know about Park and the Bellway Homes sustainability strategy.

1. Business Scope and Scale: Bellway Homes, founded in 1946, is based in Newcastle, England. The company, backed by roughly 3,000 employees, sold 11,198 homes in 2022.

2. Bellway Homes and Sustainability: Bellway's environmental policy is outlined here. The company in 2022 launched a Better with Bellway sustainability strategy, according to Construction Digital.

The strategy spans eight priority areas:

  • Customers & Community;
  • Employer of Choice;
  • Carbon Reduction;
  • Quality & Safety;
  • Sustainable Supply Chains;
  • Biodiversity;
  • Resource Efficiency; and
  • Charitable Engagement.

3. Sustainability Target Goals: Bellway is aiming for its homes to produce 75-80% less carbon emissions than those delivered under current regulations from 2025, and aiming to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 46% by 2030, and cut Scope 3 emissions by 55% by 2030, Construction Digital noted. Its company car fleet will be 100% electric vehicle or hybrid by July 2025, the report added.

4. Simon Park's Experience and Expertise: Park joined Bellway Homes in November 2023. He previously was senior energy and sustainability manager at Durham University. Earlier, he was an energy and environmental advisor at Esh Group. He earned a Master of Science in renewable energy, enterprise and management from Newcastle University in 2013.

5. Executive Perspectives: In a statement to Sunderland Magazine, Park said: “It is so important that we preserve the environment for future generations. Bellway recognizes the effect that carbon emissions has on the climate, and is aming to reduce scope 1 and 2 emissions by 46% by 2030, as well as Scope 3 emissions by 55%."

Bellway Homes Group Head of Sustainability: Why Technology Partners Should Care

By 2027, 25% of Global 2000 companies will have assigned a chief sustainability officer (CSO) responsible for meeting their organization’s ESG goals and making ESG-related IT purchasing decisions, according to IDC.

The bottom line: Technology partners need to extend their sales, marketing, engagement and support strategies to successfully fulfill those CSO customer needs, Sustainable Tech Partner believes.

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