Read our latest ESG report and find out how we measure our sustainability work. 

Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) goals

Stonewater was one of the first social housing providers in the UK to adopt the sector-wide Sustainable Finance Framework (SFF), published by Good Economy, which forms the basis of our ESG reporting. Our SFF has been validated by a second party opinion from ISS ESG (see below).

This framework gives us a transparent way to report on the impact of the work we do and demonstrate our commitment to:

  • Providing quality homes and services for our customers, including some of the most vulnerable people in our society
  • Identifying and improving the environmental impacts of our operations
  • Having an organisational culture where equality, diversity and inclusion are embedded and valued.

We also use the Sustainability Reporting Standard (SRS) to help us report on our sustainability achievements. The SRS tool is divided into twelve themes, aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Read our latest ESG report below.

The difference we make: ESG report 2021/22

Stonewater ESG Report Resize

Our ESG report 2021/22 showcases our work against the Sustainable Reporting Standard (SRS) for social housing.

Highlights include being awarded 3rd place in the Top 30 Sustainable Housing Associations and reducing office carbon footprint by 50%. Read the full report to find out more.

Read the report

Inputs and external opinions

Sustainable Finance Framework (SFF)


Second-party opinion of the SFF


Criteria for the Sustainability Reporting Standard (SRS)


ISS Corporate Solutions' external review of our ESG 2021/22 report


SHIFT accreditation

SHIFT is an environmental accreditation specifically for social landlords.

We are committed to providing homes that are energy efficient and are working towards Government’s targets for carbon neutrality. In recognition of our work in this area, we have been awarded a Gold ‘SHIFT’ rating, an independent assessment and accreditation scheme that measures organisations against challenging environmental targets.

Stonewater uses SHIFT as its Environmental Management System (EMS) to monitor performance and set targets for continuous improvement. 

The latest SHIFT report provides and overview of our environmental performance and CO2 emissions for all key areas of our operations.

Find out more about our commitment to the environment

Realising Retrofit: Our thought leadership work


We have supported research by the leading think tank IPPR looking at the real opportunity to deliver retrofit in the social housing sector.

Environmental Strategy 2021-2025

community forest trust event

Learn about our tree planting programme and read our latest Environmental Strategy.