Transparency has become much more prominent as a matter of public concern over recent years, and this raised level of public and political interest increases the importance not so much of transparency in itself (which has always been important to GreenSquare), but of demonstrating how our commitment to transparency is delivered in practice.
The Federation welcomes the Government’s commitment to transparency and agrees that it’s important for housing associations to be open and transparent. This allows them to be accountable to their residents besides reflecting their character as organisations operating for community benefit. However, the approach that best meets the requirements of the association and its tenants and stakeholders will vary from one organisation to the next, reflecting the diversity of the operations and the client groups that they serve.
The NHF believes that each association should therefore remain free to evolve its own transparency policy in conjunction with its stakeholders.
At GreenSquare transparency, openness and accountability are important principles. Being open with our residents and wider customers and stakeholders helps to build trust, allows for scrutiny and challenge and can lead to improvements in services.
We uphold our commitment to transparency through the publication of information, by active communication with residents and other stakeholders, and through accountability to our tenants.
Under the Data Protection Act (1998), you have the right to know what data is held about you by GreenSquare Group and to access your personal data. In order to exercise this right you must submit a “Subject Access Request” (SAR).
GreenSquare is required by law to publish an annual gender pay gap report for Westlea Housing Association (click here to read); we are also choosing to publish a gender pay gap report for GreenSquare Group (click here to read). The figures set out have been calculated using the standard methodologies used in the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.
Under the law, men and women must receive equal pay for:
GreenSquare is committed to the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment for all employees and has a clear policy of paying employees equally for the same or equivalent work.
GreenSquare has secured funding to deliver new affordable housing through the Homes and Communities Agency 2015-18 Affordable Homes Programme.
We are committed to publishing details of all payments above £500 made in delivering our Affordable Housing Programme 2015‐2018:
If you’re a third-party solicitor enquiring about our insurance policy details and Portal ID:
For Employers Liability and Public Liability our insurer is Zurich Municipal, policy number JHA- 22S057-0013 and the portal compensator ID C00108.