October 21st, 2013
SHIFT Silver Status for Diamond Build – Silver for Sustainability!
Diamond Build plc, one of the premier sponsors of the Sustainable Homes Index for Tomorrow (SHIFT), has gained Silver Accreditation for their achievements in sustainability and the management of their environmental impact. The Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow (SHIFT) is the only comprehensive environmental benchmark for affordable housing providers. It is supported by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), WWF, UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) and the Mayor of London and the 37 members represent over one million homes nationwide.
SHIFT is an independent benchmark of the performance in environmental sustainability of an association. Being a member of SHIFT means striving to continually improve the way the member organisation tackles and manages its environmental impacts. It also demonstrates that an organisation is open and transparent to the extent of undertaking an evidence-based benchmarking exercise against a set of criteria. Members are accredited on a scale of Bronze to Platinum.
Following the success of SHIFT, organisations other than social housing providers have asked to be involved. As a result the format has been adapted to suit those organisations and this report is based on a SHIFT assessment for those organisations who do not provide social housing, but are nevertheless interested in similar sustainability goals. Diamond Build places already places much emphasis on environmental improvement, with all of the company’s projects and offices accredited to ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and BS OHSAS 18001 and Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme Approval.