Irwell Valley Homes has been named amongst the top 30 sustainable landlords in the UK. Coming in at number 22 in the Top 30 Digital Housing Providers of 2021, a list that has been organised and compiled by Housing Digital.
The list celebrates housing providers who are making an effort to combat the climate crisis. Looking at those who have gone above and beyond to improve the sustainability of their housing stock and their own organisation. The award looks for those who can show a genuine commitment to the green agenda and be actively communicating with colleagues and residents to keep them informed and engaged during every step of their sustainability journey.
The judges, made up of leading sustainability experts from across the housing sector, Sustainable Energy Association, Natwest and the National Energy Foundation noted that Irwell Valley Homes had “Clear targets for a net-zero road map, established by a relatively new Environmental Committee, and some innovative approaches to embedding sustainability-related behaviours within colleagues, namely incorporating ‘green pledges’ into staff performance reviews. Good to see sustainability being included in the process of procuring and reviewing supply chain partners.”
Sasha Deepwell, CEO of Irwell Valley Homes said “We are ecstatic to have been recognised by Housing Digital alongside some of the most sustainable housing providers in the sector. We are committed to making the world a sustainable place for us and future generations, we have just started our journey towards this and have a road map set out to how we will do this.”
Last year we launched our environmental strategy which sets out how we will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to stop the global temperature from rising above 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050. Working with the Carbon Trust, we set out to understand our carbon emissions as an organisation, this helped us to develop our plan.
The strategy sets out how we will go green, build green, promote green, invest in green, create greener places to live, be a green partner and measure how green we have become. Find out more detail here.
In the past 12 months, Irwell Valley Homes has also set up an electric car scheme for colleagues, ensured all new-build homes have a minimum EPC grading of B and developed a collection of low carbon, affordable homes in Bury.