Catalyst has been recognised as one of the most sustainable housing providers in the country.

Being sustainable is central to our business. Ensuring that we meet the needs of the present without compromising those of future generations is not only good for the environment, but good for our residents and our employees.

Sustainability – what it means to us

We see sustainability as incorporating the issues of climate change, water management, green procurement, energy efficiency, energy generation, sustainable travel and carbon emissions. Find out more about what sustainability means to us.

Sustainable Homes Index for Tomorrow (SHIFT)


We achieved Gold in our 2016 SHIFT assessment, which benchmarks our progress in sustainability. We also won the following awards at the 2016 Sustainable Homes SHIFT awards:

  • Sustainable Housing Provider of the Year
  • Best In Class: Offices and Operations

The SHIFT benchmarking highlighted our performance in:

• actively engaging employees on issues such as energy, waste and transport

• diverting 100% of office waste from landfill

• giving residents advice on energy, food waste and water efficiency

We joined SHIFT in 2008, entering at bronze standard and achieved gold in just four years.

How we’re reducing our environmental impact

Better homes

We have made a number of commitments towards building and maintaining better, greener homes and sustainable communities.

The Greenway, our flagship sustainable development, has won a number of awards.

Better service

We want to help our customers deal with the changing climate and ever increasing utility prices.

Better future

We are working hard to reduce our carbon footprint and support a better and more sustainable future for our residents, our communities and our employees.

Our sustainability policy and strategy

Download copies of our sustainability policy and strategy:

Sustainability Policy 2016

Catalyst Housing sustainability strategy 2012

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about our sustainability aims and ambitions please contact