Issued by KB Home
The 2021 Sustainability Report chronicles KB Home’s long-term pursuit to build better homes, better communities and a better future.
KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today announced the publication of its 15th Annual Sustainability Report, the longest-running publication of its kind in the homebuilding industry. The 2021 report chronicles the company’s long-term pursuit to build better homes, better communities and a better future.
KB Home has continued to lead with a customer-driven, industry-first commitment to sustainability. The report details the homebuilder’s achievements and goals across important dimensions that play a key role in its mission to build new homes that reflect what homebuyers value and how they want to live.
"Sustainability has long been a strategic priority because it matters to our homeowners, their families, our employees and our environment," said Jeffrey Mezger, KB Home Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We will continue to invest in our commitment to sustainability, driving greater impact while operating with integrity and purpose. We plan to progressively pioneer new approaches to building homes, creating vibrant communities and helping generations of American families achieve homeownership."
Highlights from KB Home's 2021 Sustainability Report include:
Building better homes can help to reduce climate change and protect the world we all share. For 15 years, KB Home has been committed to building sustainable homes designed to use energy and water efficiently, create healthier indoor environments and offer comfort and well-being, while also reducing the long-term cost of homeownership for its customers.
In 2021, the company:
Creating better communities helps to support an American dream that’s as richly diverse and optimistic as Americans themselves. KB Home believes that safe, welcoming and nurturing neighborhoods are the foundation of a positive social and family life. The company also believes in supporting the wider communities in which it lives, works and builds.
Last year, KB Home:
Striving for a better future means creating value for all stakeholders by operating with integrity and purpose. KB Home continually strives to build a more sustainable company committed to excellence and supported by strong governance standards and practices.
In 2021, KB Home:
Awards and Recognition
KB Home is the only national builder to have earned awards under all of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) homebuilder programs, including ENERGY STAR, which establishes energy-efficiency standards, WaterSense®, which outlines water-efficiency standards, and Indoor airPLUS, which focuses on indoor air quality.
Newsweek® recognized KB Home's sustainability leadership for the second year in a row on its prestigious 2022 America's Most Responsible Companies list as well as on its inaugural 2022 America's Most Trusted Companies list. Other distinctions included placement on The Wall Street Journal® and Drucker Institute's 2021 Management Top 250 Best-Managed Companies list, Fortune's 2022 list of the World's Most Admired Companies and Forbes’ 2022 America's Best Midsize Employers list for a second consecutive year, which ranked the company in the top 10% of the 500 companies compiled.
For more information on KB Home's environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives or to view the full report, visit kbhome.com/sustainability.
About KB Home
KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilders in the United States and has built over 655,000 quality homes in our 65-year history. Today, KB Home operates in 47 markets from coast to coast. What sets KB Home apart is the exceptional personalization we offer our homebuyers — from those buying their first home to experienced buyers — allowing them to make their home uniquely their own, at a price that fits their budget. As the leader in energy-efficient homebuilding, KB Home was the first builder to make every home it builds ENERGY STAR® certified, a standard of energy performance achieved by fewer than 10% of new homes in America and has built more ENERGY STAR certified homes than any other builder. An energy-efficient KB home helps lower the cost of ownership and is designed to be healthier, more comfortable, and better for the environment than new homes without certification. We build strong, personal relationships with our customers, so they have a real partner in the homebuying process. As a result, we have the distinction of being the #1 customer-ranked national homebuilder in third-party buyer satisfaction surveys. Learn more about how we build homes built on relationships by visiting kbhome.com.
Craig LeMessurier, KB Home