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