We are proud to announce we have been named Overall Achiever, large company, in the annual Investor in the Environment (iiE) awards.
We have been accredited to the Investors in the Environment scheme since 2011, achieving its highest level Green award accreditation for the last three years. We are committed to reducing its impact on the environment, and receiving iiE’s Green Level accreditation, the highest level possible, shows how seriously we take this commitment.
We have adopted the ‘One Planet Framework’ for our environmental strategy, which allows us to reduce our external impact and ensure the continual improvement of our performance. We achieve this through active management of key issues including waste production and disposal, energy and water consumption, and sustainable transport use.
Among our environmental achievements, we have completed the largest social housing PV panel installation project in the country – installing panels on over 5,400 of our homes. We have also supported our tenants in combatting fuel poverty and reduce fuel consumption working withon the Healthy Homes project. This project resulted in average annual saving of 323kg of carbon in each household. Since 2008 we have reduced the carbon footprint of our head office by 44%, with a combination of building improvements, employee engagement in energy saving campaigns and the installation of solar panels.
Cross Keys Homes’ Chief Executive, Claire Higgins, said: “Being named as the Overall Achiever at this prestigious event is a huge honour for us and a testament to the dedication of our team in reducing the impact we have on the planet. As a company we are committed to doing all we can to improve the environment we all live in. This includes small steps like our Action Events in our communities to the big projects like our solar panel installation.
“All our actions make a difference and contribute towards making our neighbourhoods happy and vibrant places to live in.”