Stonebond Group Limited (referred to throughout this statement as ‘We”) understands that its commercial activities have an impact on the communities within which it operates and upon the environment.
We seek to sustain a business that is successful and respected in its ethical standing by our stakeholders. These include our customers, employees, suppliers, and the community. We embrace the role our business plays on a day-to-day basis in contributing to a better society.
We have therefore developed policies and procedures that set out our ethos and approach, and the standards that we will adhere to. These include but are not limited to:
We will adopt and commit to the principles and practices set out in this statement and the supporting policies and procedures referred to above.
We are committed to the well-being and continual development of the people in our employment. The organisation’s success depends on having employees that are appreciated, valued, and given regular feedback so that everyone has a clear understanding of their role and how they contribute to the business.
All employees are recognised and rewarded based on their performance, effort, contribution, and achievements.
We expect our employees to act with respect towards one another and exercise a high standard of business practice and workmanship.
We fully support diversity, fairness, and equal opportunity.
We are a member of the HBF/ NHBC star rating system and our objective is to be a 5* rated housebuilder each and every year. We also conduct a separate survey for our Housing Association customers and partners to ensure we deliver the highest level of service, regardless of the tenure/ end user.
We will not compromise on maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards in all dealings with our customers. Our approach to customer care is simple, we want our customers to enjoy a stress-free move when they have purchased one of our homes and feel in control throughout the whole process.
We create and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers and contractors. We will only choose suppliers that share our ethos in relation to ethical trading, employment practices, quality, and environmental controls. This will be clearly communicated to all suppliers and potential suppliers.
Environment & Sustainability
We take pride in our sustainability approach to housebuilding. Our homes are developed with care and built for life – not just for our homeowners, but with the environment and wider community in mind.
We have adopted 22 Themes, Outcomes, Measures from the UN National Framework to measure the £ social value generated from our operations. These are split into 4 distinct areas-
Our commitments include protecting and rehoming wildlife, preserving and planting new trees, shrubs and wildflower meadows as well as recycling all our build waste and using local suppliers and sub-contractors.
We recognise and understand the significance of the local community within which we operate. We aim to enhance our contribution to the community by being sensitive to the needs of local people and groups and promoting ethical and socially responsible trading.
Employees are encouraged to take part in volunteering projects and local community projects, or projects of their own choosing, that carry particular resonance for them.
Modern Slavery Statement
We annually publish a statement setting out what steps it has taken to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking from its business and the supply chain.
Anti-Money Laundering Policy
We have developed robust procedures to deal with the risks of money laundering, which is where criminals attempt to change money from their activities into ‘clean money’. The same procedures are also designed to deal with the risks of funds and property from legitimate sources being used to fund terrorism.
We are fully committed to the principle of Corporates Social Responsibility and no relevant policy decisions will be made within the business, without first evaluating the potential Corporates Social Responsibility impact.