Cross Keys Homes celebrate green achievements
Cross Keys Homes celebrate green achievements

Cross Keys Homes is celebrating after being named Overall Achiever, large company, in the annual Investor in the Environment (iiE) awards.

Cross Keys Homes has been accredited to the Investors in the Environment scheme since 2011, achieving its highest level Green award accreditation for the last three years. The housing association is committed to reducing its impact on the environment, and receiving iiE’s Green Level accreditation, the highest level possible, shows how seriously it takes this commitment.

Cross Keys Homes has adopted the ‘One Planet Framework’ for its environmental strategy, which allows the organisation to reduce its external impact and ensure continual improvement of its performance. It achieves this through active management of key issues including waste production and disposal, energy and water consumption, and sustainable transport use. 

Among its environmental achievements, Cross Keys Homes has completed the largest social housing PV panel installation project in the country – installing panels on over 5,400 of its homes. CKH has also supported its tenants in combatting fuel poverty and reduce fuel consumption working with PECT on the Warmer Homes project. This project resulted in average annual saving of 323kg of carbon in each household. Since 2008 Cross Keys Homes has reduced the carbon footprint of its 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.”