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Social housing provider, Bromsgrove District Housing Trust’s (bdht) is once again bolstering an ever growing workforce with an appointment to their newly created Sustainability Officer role.

Kath Manning, the latest new starter, has joined the bdht team, with an already enriched experience in the role, and an impressive 10 years’ experience in this area.  This role will support bdht in environmental efforts as the business wants to make sustainability a key part of what they do.

The role entails assisting to create a strategy and decarbonization plan for bdht, which will then be organised and coordinated by Kath to implement across the business. An environmental impact assessment was carried out which supports the importance of taking environmental and sustainability responsibilities seriously and seeking proactive solutions on how to tackle this going forward.

Kath Manning, Sustainability Officer said: “I am passionate about the environment and I wanted to join bdht as they are so enthusiastic to kickstart this work, I feel as though I will really be able to make a difference here.

“Climate change is really important so my aim at bdht is to work in a way that doesn’t disadvantage the most vulnerable. We will be looking at energy efficient solutions to enhance what we offer to our customers but not at the expense of their wellbeing. Anything we implement must be practical and affordable for our customers as we want to find environmental solutions to make people’s lives better.”

Calum Walmsley, Head of Asset Management & Development said: “We decided to create the role as we needed to take action on such an important topic that affects us all every day. As sustainability is one of our strategic objectives, we needed somebody who would help us execute the work that we know is so vital. Our customers are at the heart of our decisions and we know this work will have positive impacts on their wellbeing. We want to create affordable and sustainable environmental solutions to help improve lives.” 

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