Benchmarking ourselves as national leaders for performance and disclosure
Our role as the country’s largest housing association provides us with a platform to promote transparency and demonstrate sustainability leadership beyond the housing sector.
We continually seek to adopt and exemplify best practice in how we report and perform against ESG targets. And our sustainability credentials and track record in delivering new homes have made us a trusted partner of government and business. This has been reflected by the market, with support from investors helping us to raise £1.45bn of sustainable finance since 2019.
We have a set of sustainability strategies, roadmaps and reports across the business which set out our ambitions, chart our course and report back on our progress towards getting there.
Our Making a Difference Report for 2023 demonstrates our progress against the targets we've set ourselves across our Group sustainability strategy. It is aligned to the Sustainability Reporting Standard (SRS) for Social Housing and demonstrates our leadership in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting.
Delivering the Next Generation of sustainable housing
In 2023, our development arm, Latimer, was named the UK's most sustainable not-for-profit housebuilder in the UK.
The Next Generation benchmark, the leading sustainability benchmark for the UK’s housebuilding sector, assesses the social, economic and environmental performance of the top 25 developers of new homes.
Latimer was positioned third overall, improving from ninth place in the previous year, and was awarded a Silver Award.
“From the design and construction of our new homes, through the products we specify, to the way we communicate with our customers. If it is unsustainable, it’s out.”
Sustainable housing. Certified.
Clarion has maintained our accreditation of the Certified Sustainable Housing Label, an independent accreditation operated by Ritterwald, with a second party opinion from imug | rating of our performance.
We achieved Frontrunner status in the Social and Governance categories, and Ambassador status in the Environmental dimension, and are pleased to continually demonstrate our performance.