New Charter Homes and Aksa Homes, part of Jigsaw Homes Group have been awarded a gold rating for its environmental performance, after being assessed by a national environmental benchmarking group, SHIFT (Sustainable Homes Index for Tomorrow).
The accreditation measures the environmental work of organisations in the housing sector and assesses key areas that they need to deliver in.
According to the report, the organisations were recognised for their sustainability projects such as carbon literacy training for all staff and installing electric vehicle charging points at offices.
Different categories have looked at the environmental impact of all of the housing associations’ work, including new build and day to day office practices, existing property works and future plans for remaining environmentally friendly.
Danny Vose, Head of Asset Management for Jigsaw Group said:
“We’re absolutely thrilled to gain the gold rating from SHIFT and are really pleased to be recognised so highly for our awareness of the environment that we work in.
“We understand that, now more than ever, all companies need to recognise the impact that they have on the environment but particularly so in the case of building work. We work hard to have only a positive impact on the communities that we work and develop in, so we’re delighted to be recognised so highly by a national body.”