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Like all organisations our activities consume energy and generate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. Our international travel means we consume more than most organisations of our size. We take our responsibilities seriously and have developed a carbon management plan that seeks to reduce our carbon emissions and offset all that we emit. Trustees have approved targets to reduce our carbon emissions by 50% of 2018 levels by 2030, and reduce them to zero by 2050.

We do this through carefully measuring our emissions, setting annual targets, an annual carbon budget for each programme, and programming in improvements. To offset our emissions, we invest in housing related programmes that reduce carbon emissions and also help provide safe and secure housing for low-income people. We are currently planning to develop our carbon offsetting programme to enable others to invest in these same programmes.

We publish the results of our carbon emissions and offsetting in our annual report each year.

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