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Citizen awarded SHIFT silver accreditation

Environmental sustainability is important to us. The scale of our operations means that our impact and the influence we have on the environment is significant and we’re committed to becoming an environmentally responsible business.

Read our Sustainability Strategy which was recently approved by the Board.

To understand how Citizen’s environmental performance compares to other social housing providers we engaged SHIFT environment, a specialist in sustainability in the social housing sector, to carry out an environmental assessment. SHIFT environment operates an accreditation scheme which rates an organisation’s environmental performance as either bronze, silver, gold, or platinum.

The SHIFT environmental assessment took place from September to November 2023 and looked at a wide number of business areas which included:

● Existing properties

● New build standards

● Leadership and strategy

● Facilities

● Supply chain

The assessment benchmarked our environmental performance against a host of other social housing providers and provides recommendations on how we can improve.

We are proud to share that SHIFT awarded Citizen a silver rating which recognises our ongoing commitment to sustainability. Over the coming months we will be working hard to implement a number of improvements in the hope of achieving a gold rating for our next SHIFT assessment taking place during summer this year.

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Sustainability Award