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Improving environmental performance

Posted on 30 June 2021

Sanctuary Group has teamed up with Platform Housing Group, the University of Worcester and environmental consultancy Loreus on an EcoHousing project, which is set to improve both housing associations’ environmental performance.

EcoHousing is an environmental management programme based on EcoCampus - a scheme operated and managed by Loreus to help organisations achieve and maintain accreditation to the environmental management system standard ISO14001:2015.

The project will focus on waste management, travel, pollution, the energy efficiency of properties, reducing fuel poverty and improving customers’ wellbeing.

Donna Williams, Sanctuary Director – Sustainability and Climate Change, said: “Reducing our environmental impact is a key objective for Sanctuary. The EcoHousing project will allow us to tap into the expertise at the University of Worcester, which has held the EcoCampus Platinum award and ISO14001 accreditation for several years, and enable us to identify innovative solutions as part of our longer-term environmental strategy.”

Dan Box, Compliance Officer at Platform Housing Group, added: “Sustainability isn’t just about improving environmental performance, it’s about increasing social wellbeing too. This project will help us recognise the close links between the health of the environment and the health of individuals and communities.”