Foreword by Paul Tennant, Orbit Group Chief Executive:
"We are a values-based business which makes a profit so we can deliver our mission of ‘Building Communities’. Over the past few years Orbit and our customers have faced many challenges - a global recession, welfare reforms and the housing crisis – so building communities that are sustainable is more important now than ever before in our history.
"It is about people – our staff, our customers and our stakeholders. Without all three, we would not be a sustainable business.
"Our culture and governance (People and Organisation) help us to deliver our three passions: community investment, customer offer and housing choice. We measure the impact of this work against environmental, economic and social priorities to show that we are building thriving and sustainable communities.
"We still have a way to go. This is our first Corporate Responsibility report. Over the years this report will evolve to reflect our transformation and journey to 2020 and beyond as a long-term sustainable business."