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Our environmental sustainability strategy

Our long-term vision is to achieve net zero carbon by 2050. We’ve outlined our detailed plans to improve our environmental outputs over the next three years.

We focus on six key themes:

  • Knowing our homes and our wider environmental impact
  • Affordable warmth and carbon reduction
  • Climate resilience and adaptation
  • Nature and green spaces
  • Energy and heat networks
  • Awareness and reducing consumption.
Read our Environmental Sustainability Strategy

Achievements to date

Find out more about the strong foundations that our Sustainability Strategy is building on. Here are some recent achievements:

74 Percent Of Homes

74% of homes

are now at EPC level C and above

97 Percent Of New Homes

97% of new homes

are now at EPC level B and above

85 Percent

85% of our maintenance contractors

 are now using eco-friendly products and agents


8 Goals aligned

with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

32 Percent Reduction

32% reduction

in scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions

£12.5M Funding Secured

£12.5m funding secured

for decarbonisation since 2019


Reduced greenhouse emissions

Our scope 1, scope 2 and scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions have decreased.


22,000 communal lights surveyed

across 400 of our most energy consuming sites to develop a carbon reduction plan

Landlord Of The Year

Landlord of the year

at the 2022 Energy Efficiency Awards

SHIFT Gold Status

SHIFT Gold Status

achieved a year after merger


£300m issued

as our first sustainable bond. Spend is committed to social and sustainable projects


1,000+ residents benefited

from bespoke energy advice and winter warmer packs in the last five years

Our news

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  • 19 June 2024
  • Sustainability

Our commitment to biodiversity - pathway to 2030 revealed

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  • 08 April 2024
  • Sustainability

Earth Month Week 2 - Every drop counts: water usage

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  • 02 April 2024
  • Sustainability

It's Earth Month - Waste Reduction: Small Changes, Big Impact

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  • 28 March 2024
  • Sustainability

Community allotment celebrates its ten year anniversary

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  • 12 January 2024
  • Sustainability

Southern Housing Shines with SHIFT Gold

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  • 18 December 2023
  • Sustainability

Our new Environmental Sustainability Strategy

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  • 02 November 2023
  • Sustainability

Our Climate Champions Shine Bright on the 2023 Climate Champion shortlist

Heat Networks Resized
  • 13 October 2023
  • Sustainability

Southern Housing Awarded Funds to Improve Heat Networks

Rosemary House
  • 18 July 2023
  • Sustainability

Topping out at The Green Quarter

The Mannings
  • 11 July 2023
  • Sustainability

Topping out at new low carbon housing project

  • 11 July 2023
  • Sustainability

Narrowing the retrofit skills gap