Sustainability Benchmarking - SHIFT Index


The SHIFT Index is a sustainability benchmark and best practice learning network.

SHIFT Members own and manage over one million homes nationwide.

Tenant Services Authority - Homes and Communities Agency - UK Green Building Council - WWFSHIFT was developed by Baker Homes in partnership with the Tenants Services Authority, WWF, Bank of Scotland Corporate and the UK Green Building Council.

How does Baker Homes Index For Tomorrow help?

SHIFT members are recognised as environmental leaders. SHIFT can help you with:

  • Independent accreditation and recognised sustainability benchmark against peers
  • A robust and established framework to improve
  • Best practice expert and peer learning
  • Publicity and leadership.

How does SHIFT work?

SHIFT members commit to independent assessment, peer to peer learning and continual improvement. Members benefit from a UK wide support network with access to expertise and guidance. As a body, SHIFT members represent over one million homes and have substantial influence in the housing sector.

Organisations join SHIFT at all stages of their sustainability journey. Most come to SHIFT looking for access to real learning, some with little prior experience of addressing environmental issues. Some members come with very strong existing credentials and are looking to boost this through external accreditation and learning from others. Members can, and do, achieve real, tangible improvements through SHIFT.

"SHIFT helped drive us to respond to residents needs. I would definitely recommend it to other associations." Brownwen Rapley, Group Director Legal Services, Harvest Housing Group - Silver SHIFT member.






SHIFT 2010/11 AssessmentSHIFT 2008/09 Assessment
Baker Homes Index For Tomorrow 2010/11 assessmentBaker Homes Index For Tomorrow 2008/09 members

Recognition and Awards

Homes and Communities Agency - "SHIFT provides benchmarking, learning and improvement around environmental sustainability"

The Chartered Institute of Housing - The CIH has identified SHIFT as a key accreditation scheme for housing providers. ("Greening Your Organisation", October 2010).

Sustainable Housing Awards 2010 Sustain Innovation of the Year Award 2010

How do we join SHIFT? 

For more information on SHIFT or to discuss joining please contact us at or phone 020 8973 0429.

SHIFT Events are sponsored by the following organisations:

Corporate Partners


Corporate Partners


Diamond-BuildInside HousingThe Mears Group               Devonshires SolicitorsH+H UK
VPhaseSolar Tech               Kingspan Potton