As part of our commitment to our Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG), Look Ahead is doing all we can to reduce our impact on the environment.
As a housing association and support and care provider we own and deliver services in supported housing in London and the South East. Many of the homes and hostels we own are older buildings which need substantial investment to be more energy efficient. We have plans to complete this work as part of our annual asset management and improvement programme over the next few years.
We have also taken additional steps to ensure Look Ahead is carbon neutral in the meantime. To do this, we have partnered with industry experts Carbon Neutral Britain (CNB) – the UK’s offsetting programme. CNB ran a full review of the whole organisation’s emissions and informed us about the figures.
We then worked together to offset our carbon emissions. As a result of the partnership, Look Ahead is now officially carbon neutral. We are offsetting our carbon emissions by supporting CBN-verified projects, such as renewable energy infrastructure in Asia and South America.
Julie Blair our Executive Director of Corporate Services and lead for ESG:
“Partnering with Carbon Neutral Britain is an exciting new step towards our Environmental, Social, Governance and it forms part of our overall strategy to ensure Look Ahead has a positive impact on society and the wider world. We are pleased to be officially carbon neutral this year and proud to support Carbon Neutral Britain’s programmes and to receive CNB Certification recognising our efforts.”