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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)


Climate Change

Energy Efficiency (Existing Homes)

79.65% of existing homes in EPC band d or higher

Energy Efficiency (New Homes)

100% of existing homes in EPC band b or higher

Corporate Carbon Footprint

A 67% reduction of Carbon Footprint in comparison with Base Years Data 2010/11


Biodiversity Impact

OVH is Increasing “Green Space” and “promoting Biodiversity” on or near it’s homes and has created several Community Gardens across the Sefton area.

Flood Risk Assessments

In order to mitigate the potential threat of flooding OVH utilise a Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping system that provides data for our areas/Estates, based on Risk of Flooding from Rivers and Seas (RoFRS) and Risk of flooding from Surface Water (RoFSW) data.

Environmental Achievements 2020/21

* 25.43 % reduction of energy gas consumption

* 31.94 % reduction in energy electricity consumption

* An increase 50.93% packaging/cardboard in comparison with previous year

* 100% of office waste to be recycled

Our Partners Achieved

* 17.75 % reduction in average fuel consumption -per vehicle

* 100% of construction waste to be recycled


Affordability and Security

Scale of Provision

12,709 homes under management of which 85.9% are Social Rent and 8.11% are Support Housing


96.5 % of tenancies not in problem arrears

Building Safety and Quality

100% of homes have a valid Landlords Gas Safety Certificate

100% of homes meet the Decent Homes Standard

Of those building which require a Fire Risk Assessment (FRA),100% are in date and compliant

Supply Chain

Social Value in the Supply Chain

Our Approved Suppliers are required to demonstrate how they will assist in delivering Social Value and “direct benefits” through service delivery (i.e. apprenticeships, workshops for tenants etc)

Environmental Impacts when Procuring Goods and Services

Suppliers are required to sign up our “Environment Commitment” in sustaining the Environment and the Neighbourhoods in which we work

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