Link’s sustainability vision strives forward

Link Group has attained the Certified Sustainable Housing Label, awarded by RITTERWALD Consulting, for a second year it was announced this week.

In 2020, Link was the first housing association in Scotland to achieve the internationally recognised accreditation.

Link Group CEO, Jon Turner, said: “I am delighted we have received this accreditation for a second year, further endorsing Link as an industry leader in ensuing services and practices are sustainable.

“The Certified Sustainable Housing Label enhances our credentials on our journey to embed sustainability in everything we do.

“Striving beyond housing to provide services ensuring our customers have the support they need to live full and enriched lives; sustainability is the essence of what Link does.

“As with many of the projects across the group, this was team effort and I’d like to thank everyone involved for your efforts to bring all the information together.”

The accreditation assessment process looked across the organisation and tested performance against internationally recognised Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) metrics. 

Link Group Head of Sustainability Graeme Bruce added: “Firstly, I’d like to echo Jon’s thanks to all the staff who provided essential support to produce the information required.

“RITTERWALD’s reaccreditation of Link comes at an exciting time for the organisation; with our new sustainability strategy nearing its launch in the first half of 2022.

“The strategy will engage Link’s staff, customers and other key stakeholders in all aspects of sustainability, so the organisation can contribute meaningfully to national and international goals.”

Sustainability will be a key theme for Link’s 60th anniversary celebration activities which will begin in April 2022.