Queens Cross Housing Association gains silver level national environmental award

We have awarded the Glasgow housing provider Queens Cross Housing Association with a silver level National Award for Environmental Excellence®.

This accolade recognises the association and its employees’ commitment to community inclusion which is at the heart of the organisation. Queens Cross Housing Association has taken many steps to ensure that it includes and involves customers and the wider community in all aspects of improving properties and facilities. 

The award provides the association with a baseline for improvement and the opportunity to showcase areas of excellence. We are now working with Queens Cross Housing Association to make improvements and ensure that it is on its way to achieving gold standard. 

Chief Executive of Queens Cross Housing Association, Shona Stephen said: 

“We are delighted to receive this prestigious accreditation from Keep Scotland Beautiful. We are passionate about placing the community and our customers at the heart of all of our activities. This award recognises what we are currently doing well and provides the scope for us to improve over time.

“We’re especially pleased that Dundasvale multi-storeys received a gold award which is rare for this type of property on a first inspection. 

“Well done to everyone involved across the whole project.”

Katie Murray, our Communities and Place Manager, said:

“Keep Scotland Beautiful is working closely with businesses and organisations across Scotland, helping them to take direct action to improve their local environment. The National Award for Environmental Excellence® provides an exciting opportunity to assess and recognise their efforts.

“We are delighted with the achievements of Queens Cross Housing Association. Their efforts should be commended and we look forward to supporting their long term efforts.” 

National Award for Environmental Excellence® is the business standard that enables organisations to benchmark their environmental achievements and improvements. It is open to companies and organisations throughout Scotland. All entrants are assessed by our Communities and Place team and can be awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold level.

Throughout Scotland, over 130 business locations, from shopping centres, leisure and cultural trusts to train stations and ports, have been audited for a National Award for Environmental Excellence®. Find out more information on the awards and how to enter.

12 February 2020

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