Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Bellway doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 51

Bellway has a DitchCarbon Score of 51 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects a mid-range carbon intensity compared to other companies. There is room for improvement in reducing their carbon footprint to achieve a higher score and better sustainability performance.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Bellway operates in the construction industry, which has a low carbon intensity ranking. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Bellway operates in the UK, which has a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This favorable environmental context supports Bellway’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their business operations.

...this company is doing 5.18% better in emissions than the industry average.

Bellway, founded in 1946 and based in Newcastle upon Tyne, is a prominent player in the UK’s construction industry, specifically within the housebuilding sector. As a FTSE 250 company, Bellway has expanded from its family-owned origins to a national brand, with 19 trading divisions across England, Scotland, and Wales, and employs over 2,000 people. Offering a range of services from building diverse types of homes to implementing environmental initiatives, Bellway is dedicated to quality construction, customer service, and sustainable practices.

Good news, Bellway has set solid SBTi climate commitments

Bellway has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations, aligning with the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. These targets encompass direct emissions and indirect emissions from purchased energy, demonstrating the company’s dedication to environmental sustainability.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Bellway should set clear, science-informed targets for reducing their Scope 3 emissions and foster eco-friendly practices throughout their supply chain, which could potentially lower their emissions by 35%.

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Our methodology

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