In 2019, Thrive Homes became the first housing association to be awarded The Planet Mark.
The Planet Mark is a sustainability certification recognising continuous improvements, encouraging action, and building an empowered community of like-minded individuals.
We have achieved certification by calculating the carbon footprint of our head office in Hemel Hempstead and monitoring the activity of our vehicle fleet. Specific measures we have implemented to date include:
- Conducting ‘energy audits’ to identify where most energy is being used and potential wastage from equipment, lights and heat loss.
- Arranging safe and fuel-efficient driving training for all drivers.
- Carrying out a waste management audit to understand what waste is being produced and how best to segregate and recycle.