The First Ark Group is about more than just providing housing, completing repairs and collecting rent - we have wider social responsibilities we want to meet.
We care for our customers, colleagues and the environment. We want to improve the quality of life of our workforce, our local community and our wider society. It’s not only about what we do, it’s how we do it. It’s about doing business in an ethical way and considering the impact of our decisions on our customers, employees, partners and environment.
We are doing this because it’s the right thing to do, it fits in with our overarching aims to ‘consider a wider range of issues and opportunities to ensure we are meeting our wider social responsibility’. It fits in with our ‘Local Offers’ to our tenants and it helps create sustainable communities and places to live, which in turn helps create sustainable tenancies.
We are seeing great result from the work we have been doing as well - just have a look at our Awards page to see all the Awards we have won or been shortlisted for - many of which are connected to our Social responsibility work.
Our Social Responsibility is spread across four key themes which you can find out more about on this site or read about in our Little book of CSR [pdf] 2MB
- Creating and maintaining successful partnerships
- Achieving excellence through our people
- Supporting the development of sustainable communities
- Positively managing the impact we have on our environment
You may also be interested to take a look at the Advantage Offer we deliver to KHT tenants as part of our Social Responsibility work.