Link Group demonstrates sustainability leadership in Scottish social housing delivery and decarbonisation

Link, one of Scotland’s largest housing and support services organisations, is the first organisation of its kind in Europe to receive top ranking in an international accreditation for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

Link is assessed for the Certified Sustainable Housing Label (CSHL) administered by international residential consultancy firm RITTERWALD. It is a Pan-European ESG accreditation that measures housing companies' corporate ESG credentials.

This year, Link was ranked ‘Frontrunner’, the best possible ranking, in all three dimensions: Environmental, Social, and Governance; and is the first social and affordable housing provider in Europe to achieve this.

Link placed ESG at the heart of its services when launching its Sustainability Strategy in 2022. It outlines how Link uses environmentally friendly practices to reduce its impact on climate change. Examples include building energy-efficient homes and retrofitting properties, reducing waste, promoting sustainable living environment for tenants and employee wellbeing.

The strategy highlights how Link strives to be socially sustainable, creating a sense of community amongst tenants, promoting diversity and inclusion, and engaging with stakeholders. This includes reducing poverty, increasing well-being, and listening to customers by developing innovative solutions.

It also describes how Link ensures sustainability is at the forefront of decision-making and governance to keep Link sustainable and safe for the long-term.

Link has built on its Sustainability Strategy through its first-ever Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report in 2022. It connects the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals directly to Link’s services, embedding them with its vision and values.

Link’s second ESG Report was launched in 2023. It highlights how ESG metrics cover a range of services across Link, including upgrading existing housing stock, building new homes to high energy efficiency standards, providing well-being and accessibility support, and ensuring ESG is at the heart of decision-making.

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