Catalyst has been recognised as one of the most environmentally friendly housing associations in the country
Climate change is a serious and urgent issue. We know we need to conduct our business sustainably so that we can meet the needs of the present without compromising future generations.
We are committed to promoting sustainability in the homes we build and maintain, in the services we provide and in the way that we work.
Sustainable Homes Index for Tomorrow
Catalyst is one of only two housing providers in the country to achieve gold in the highly challenging SHIFT sustainability benchmarking scheme.
SHIFT benchmarked Catalyst’s green credentials against 37 other housing organisations. It analysed topics including office carbon emissions, use of sustainable materials in existing homes, engagement with the community on sustainability issues and flood preparedness.
We joined SHIFT in 2008, entering at bronze standard and have achieved gold in just four years.
Our SHIFT assessment
SHIFT identified the following strengths at Catalyst:
Having an up-to-date and regularly reviewed sustainability strategy (see bottom of page for details)
Having an action plan in place, including a clear programme for reducing the environmental impact of our offices
Encouraging active engagement with employees on sustainable behaviours in the workplace
Achieving low carbon emissions from our offices
Diverting all office waste away from landfill
Sourcing products responsibly
Providing residents with information on reducing energy and water consumption and how to cope with the effects of climate change
Having good examples of ecological enhancements on our existing estates