Established in 1972, People, Potential, Possibilities (P3) is a national charity and social enterprise operating across the UK delivering services for socially excluded and vulnerable people.
Our services are varied and include supported accommodation providing homes and support to people as they transition to independent living, street outreach services supporting people sleeping on the street to find somewhere to live, and tenancy support services providing support to people in their own homes to prevent them from becoming homeless.
Mark Simms, CEO comments. “P3 has been a growing force for good for over 40 years. Society has changed dramatically since our early days as a newly formed organisation. We’ve grown substantially, achieved so much, and touched thousands of lives throughout our time.
We’ve helped people when they needed it most, and today we help more people than ever before and we deliver our services in more areas than ever before, but our charity and the way we operate was designed in a time when there were different expectations on the role of an organisation in taking climate action. It was a fringe movement, a niche.
Climate action was something we saw on television through images of protestors chained to the gates of power stations or around trees.
That context has changed, and today we are clear there is a very real Climate Emergency which will require immediate and radical action by everyone, and our charity is not exempt from this. We believe, based on the facts we know today, alongside the overwhelming and growing evidence provided by modern science, that it would be a breach of our duties as directors of the charity to continue as though there is not a Climate Emergency.
As the individuals ultimately accountable for our organisation, it is our responsibility to act in the interest of our stakeholders; the people we work alongside, our staff, our volunteers, and every single person in the communities we serve, to take action starting now. The work we are doing with Auditel will help us measure and drive our progress towards becoming Net Zero.”
Auditel Carbon Specialist Alan Ford continues. “It has been a pleasure to have worked with P3 over the years managing the energy tendering for their expanding property portfolio. Now, with their goal of becoming Net Zero, the emphasis is moving towards energy management, reducing consumption, renewable energy and improved monitoring and control.
With such a diverse portfolio there will be many challenges along the way but with the dedicated team at P3 and the expertise of Auditel I am sure we can meet these challenges head on. P3 do a huge amount of good work within local communities and now we are working with them to ensure this good work continues with minimal impact on our planet.”
“It is our responsibility to act in the interest of our stakeholders; the people we work alongside, our staff, our volunteers, and every single person in the communities we serve, to take action starting now. The work we are doing with Auditel will help us measure and drive our progress towards becoming Net Zero.”
Mark Simms CEO, People, Potential, Possibilities (P3)