Introducing our ESG Report and Environmental Sustainability Strategy

At Grand Union, our mission is more homes, stronger communities, better lives. We build affordable homes, provide personal support and help people to learn, work and be healthy.

As part of that mission, we know that we have a responsibility to make a positive impact on the environment, as well as to our customers, colleagues, and partners.

With the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) currently taking place in Glasgow, many are focusing on climate change and looking at their environmental impact.

At Grand Union, we’re doing just that, which is why we’re pleased to be able to share two things with you.

First up is our Environmental, social and governance (ESG) report.

Grand Union signed up as an early adopter of the Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing (SRS), and we’re delighted to be able to share our final report with you now.

Our ESG report showcases our work in the 2020/21 financial year in terms of the specific themes outlined in the SRS. You can read the full ESG report here.

The other thing we’re excited to be able to tell you about is our new Environmental Sustainability Strategy, which will change the way we manage and invest in our homes and estates for good.

We’re committed to becoming a zero-carbon organisation, but our ambitions don’t stop there.

We’re also planning to enhance biodiversity and reduce our water usage and waste production.

We’ll be aiming for positive environmental impacts in terms of both the properties and the estates, including improvements in the amount and management of green space.

Watch the video below to find out more, or read the full strategy here.