Our approach to Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) aims to go further and look at the wider impact of our operations on the environment and the areas in which we operate.
How we measure ESG
In November 2022 Look Ahead became an adopter of the Social Housing Sustainabilty Reporting Standard.
The Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing (SRS) was launched in November 2020.
The SRS is a voluntary reporting framework aimed social housing providers, covering 48 criteria across ESG considerations such as affordability, carbon emission and energy efficiency, safety, equality, diversity and inclusion and resident voice.
More than 120 organisations have signed up to SRS as either SRS adopters or endorsers. It is a tool that enables housing providers to report on their ESG performance in a transparent, consistent, and comparable way. After viewing a range of different ESG measurement tools Look Ahead believes this was the most appropriate standard for us to sign up adopt.
In signing up to this standard we have confirmed our commitment to:
- Report against the final version of the Standard by 31/10/23 for the financial year ended 31/03/23
- Continue to report against the Standard on an annual basis for as long as we remain an Adopter
- Provide feedback on the Standard as a way of supporting the further development of the Standard
- Encourage others to adopt the Standard
Who is responsible for ESG at Look Ahead?
To help us manage ESG within the organisation we have set up an Internal ESG Steering Group who report to our Board on a regular basis. Comprising relevant Directors and Heads of Department from within the organisation this group meets quarterly and is responsible for reviewing all areas of the framework and looking at where we can make improvements as a business using the limited resources we have.
Julie Blair, Executive Director of Corporate Resources is the lead Executive Member for ESG with other Directors and Heads of Department delivering and developing different aspects of our ESG work.
In 2022/23 we offset our carbon, find out more about Carbon Neutral Certification here.
To view our commitment statement for ESG, click here.
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