We are committed to embedding sustainability across everything we do at City. We are actively working to reduce our environmental impact and play our part in responding to the global climate challenge.
Living our values
We recognise that climate change is a global challenge and are committed to working towards an approach for mitigation and adaption. All of our electricity comes from renewable energy sources and since 2005/06 we have reduced our carbon emissions by 53 per cent.
We believe in social and environmental sustainability and strive towards improving the future for the next generation of environmental leaders.
We run a diverse programme of engagement opportunities for students and staff and work closely with the Students’ Union to deliver training, events and activities.
As the founders of the London Student Sustainability Conference, we showcase the best new student research and academic projects in the field of sustainable development.
United Nations Global Goals
UN Global Goals
We use the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development to underpin what we do and are committed to working with all members of City to improve our sustainability performance.
Global Goals report
Our most recent report presents an inspiring snapshot of some of the great work our colleagues and students are doing across City to address Global Goal 13: Climate Action.
Head of Sustainability – Eleanor Simes
Sustainability Officer – Vacant
Sustainability Engagement Coordinator – Arthur Shearlaw
Professor Richard Ashcroft is the Executive Dean for Sustainability and chairs the Sustainability Board which reports to the Senior Leadership team. The Board includes representatives from Schools, Professional Services, the Students’ Union and trade unions. Its purpose is to develop and deliver a cohesive approach to sustainability across the institution, through creation and monitoring of a sustainability strategy and action plan. The Board will drive sustainability improvements across four key sustainability priorities: Education, Research, Engagement and Operations.
City has developed an Environmental Management System (EMS) to manage its environmental risks and opportunities and to help integrate sustainability into its daily services and activities.
The fully functioning EMS provides a framework for monitoring, measuring and reviewing our environmental objectives and targets.
City's EMS has been certified to ISO 14001, the international standard for Environmental Management Systems.