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.

Find out more about the work we're doing in this area in our Environmental Strategy.

Tree planting programme

Building homes uses a significant amout 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, we have entered into a unique 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, making us timber neutral.

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