Our Greening Strategy – Building a Sustainable Future Together
We have now entered what will be a crucial decade of delivery for climate action. In the wake of the Paris Agreement and the declaration of a global climate and biodiversity crisis, there is a need for unprecedented environmental action by governments, organisations and citizens.
Clann’s vision is a society where everyone has a great place to live. With this vision comes the responsibility of creating sustainable homes and communities, reducing the environmental impact of our organisation and contributing to Ireland’s emission reduction targets.
Our Greening Strategy sets out our commitment to playing a part in this vital Climate Action work.
Our Sustainability Vision – Homes that don’t cost the earth
We want every Clann resident to live in a low-carbon, affordable home, in a place that promotes positive wellbeing and sustainable living.
Our Greening Strategy is based around three key pillars: Build Green, Live Green, and Be Green. Together these pillars address our key environmental risks and opportunities and the issues that matter most to our stakeholders.
We are taking a holistic approach, considering our impacts across our entire value chain – our direct operations, our properties, the goods and services we procure through our supply chain, and the impacts stemming from our residents’ use of their homes.
We have set an overarching 2030 goal for each pillar and we will define more detailed targets in due course, based on what the science tells us is needed to deliver a low-carbon, sustainable future.
Responsibility for the delivery of our Greening Strategy sits with our Chief Executive and Executive Team. They will be supported by our Energy and Environmental Manager and in-house Green Team. We will measure our progress on an annual basis to ensure we stay on track for achieving our 2030 goals.
We have established a Green Team, made up of representatives from all departments, to support the implementation of our Greening Strategy.
Our initial three-year action plan was developed with the help of employees from across our key departments. They will collaborate closely in the coming years to deliver the plan; sharing knowledge, ideas and information. They will be supported by our Green Team, who will be instrumental in championing and coordinating action.
We will also explore opportunities to develop or join ‘flagship initiatives’, working in partnership with others to advance our thinking and practice. Years two and three will see us build on these foundations and make tangible progress in all areas. At the end of year three, we will review our progress and formulate the next phase of the plan.
We are developing a number of useful resources to help you start your own sustainability and biodiversity projects in your community.