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Peterborough based housing association, Cross Keys Homes (CKH) is proud to have retained its Green Award accreditation from Investors in the Environment (iiE) for the ninth consecutive year.
As the region’s largest provider of social and affordable housing and care, CKH recognises its responsibility to the environment and the people in its communities and has set testing targets in order to reduce its carbon footprint and protect the planet for future generations. Thus, CKH has been accredited to iiE since 2011, achieving its highest level Green Award accreditation for the first time in 2014.
CKH has adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals for its environmental strategy, which allows it to reduce its external impact and ensure the continual improvement of its performance. It is also monitoring its performance against the Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing.
Despite the ongoing challenges facing the housing sector, and the organisation’s need to provide extra support to its residents and communities in light of the cost of living crisis, CKH has remained committed to reducing it’s carbon footprint and doing all it can to tackle the climate emergency.
As the report concludes: “Cross Keys Homes is the leader amongst its peers in the upgrading of its housing stock to SAP Band C and above and is taking steps to develop its Net Zero Carbon Strategy in relation to its homes.
“The company continues to demonstrate that sustainability is embedded into its culture and operations, meeting its aim of being a community builder, not just a ‘homes provider.”
CKH’s Chief Executive Claire Higgins said: “We have a huge responsibility to our residents and the wider community to do all we can to protect our planet for the future whilst supporting them with the very real cost of living and energy price challenges they are facing now. We are committed to providing safe, warm and energy efficient homes to the people that need them most. But we want to do more than that. We want to ensure our communities are supportive, healthy and green places where people thrive. Receiving this accreditation is great proof that we are getting it right.”