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Our commitment to

Sustainability

We continue to make big strides in reducing our carbon footprint and in our ambition to become a more sustainable, greener organisation. We have a key role to play in improving the sustainability of our communities, protecting the environment and combatting climate change.

As a large social landlord, we also carry out programmes of work and provide advice and support to customers to reduce energy consumption and costs – tackling fuel poverty and improving health and wellbeing.

Giving due consideration to economic, social and environmental issues as part of the delivery of services to our customers also ensures we are contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as ratified by the UK Government in 2015, and responding to the environment and climate emergency declared by the UK Government in May 2019 when it set a target requiring the UK to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero before 2050 to end the country’s contribution to global warming.

Over the next five years we will be:

  • Making progress towards achieving net zero carbon operations by 2030
  • Embedding sustainability into purchasing decisions for products and services
  • Ensuring our assets are fit for the future
  • Promoting biodiversity and protecting the environment by ensuring our green space is improved and well maintained
  • Implementing a plan to upskill and train our workforce for a low carbon economy.

The RED WoLF Project

WDH are pleased to be contributing to the REDWoLF pilot project. 18 properties will be partcipating in the EU funded energy saving project, which includes having electric storage heaters, solar PV and battery storage into the properties. The properties will be monitored by Leeds Beckett University.

WDH's involvement in RED WoLF will provide valuable insight in to how these measures can improve energy efficiency, support the transition to a low carbon economy and help tackle fuel poverty. You can view further information about the Red WoLF project

For further information about our commitments to Sustainability, contact our Sustainability Team on 0345 8 507 507 or email sustainabilityteam@wdh.co.uk.

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