Sustainability

With an excellent track record of partnering with Registered Providers of Social Housing to deliver sustainable regeneration and eliminate fuel poverty, our stance on sustainability is clear.

A sustainable foundation is essential to enable us to keep innovating, and we’re proud to put our SEEDS sustainability strategy at the centre of what we do. Recognised as one of Europe’s top 3 sustainability strategies, we exceed targets by measuring, reviewing and reporting on sustainability in the following areas -

Sustainability in:

Environmental focus (Carbon; Waste; Recycling; Energy; Water use)

Employees (Health and Safety; Training; Job Satisfaction: Employer of Choice; Local People)

Development of Products (Efficient; Sustainable; Safe; Recyclable)

Society (Commitment; Engagement; Local)

The following are just a few of the initiatives we are delivering to local communities in partnership with our social housing and new build clients:

Sustainability in:

Environment

  • Renewable technology training for tenants, Housing Officers, members of Client DLO

Employees

  • Renewable Sponsorship of Apprentice of the Year awards

Development and Products

  • Continuous improvement of product features and new product development to benefit social housing clients in particular e.g. longer flow lengths and security features
  • New build and Social Housing clients involved in new product development strategy

Society

  • Basic first aid training
  • Support of Community Awards
  • Work experience placements for school students
  • Sandwich year placements for undergraduates from University of Derby
  • Career preparation support including Curriculum Vitae writing, interview skills training and mock interviews for both school students and in partnership with Jobcentre Plus for those in long-term unemployment
  • Support for tenant open days, training and fun days
  • Fund raising for local and national charities
  • Refurbishing communal facilities at sites nationally

Vaillant are also a proud member of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and signatories on ethical manufacturing.