The sustainable development of housing and support services in Peter McVerry Trust is an important element of our work. As a national housing and homeless charity, and an Approved Housing Body, we recognise our responsibility to ensure the environmental sustainability of our activities.
In light of this, we have committed to consistently reviewing and progressing actions to reduce our carbon footprint.
As members of the Irish Green Building Council, Irish Council for Social Housing and a Supporting Organisation of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, our goal is to;
- work collaboratively and efficiently to improve the energy efficiency of our building stock,
- make the best possible use of our outdoor spaces in terms of biodiversity and conservation, and
- work to decarbonise our energy sources and transport fleet.
As part of our Strategic Plan 2021-2025, we are committed to ensuring on-going sustainable organisational development. This includes reviewing and progressing actions to improve the environmental sustainability of our activities in light of the global climate emergency.