Our commitment to the environment

As one of the UK's leading social housing providers, we are committed to doing all we can to minimise our impact on the environment.

Environmental Strategy

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Our Environmental Strategy 2021-2025 sets out Stonewater’s ambitions to improve the energy efficiency of our housing stock, make homes more affordable to run for our customers and minimise our overall impact on the environment.

Read the strategy


We are committed to providing homes that are energy efficient and are working towards Government targets for carbon neutrality. We have been awarded a Gold SHIFT rating against challenging environmental targets.

Find out more about our sustainability work and read our latest ESG report.

Tree planting programme

Building homes uses a significant amount of timber - on average, five and a half trees for every new home we build. As part of our commitment to protecting the environment and creating sustainable communities, work in partnership with the Community Forest Trust (CFT).

We donate £50 for every house we build, which the CFT uses to plant five trees and to fund community outreach programmes, helping children engage with nature. In addition, we plant one tree for every new home on our new schemes. 

We are proud to be the first registered provider in the UK to demonstrate our environmental responsibilities in this way.

Find out more about our first tree planting event in 2019 to mark our partnership with the CFT.

Total number of trees planted since 2018.