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Environmental Management System

To effectively manage its environmental impacts, King's College London operates an Environmental Management System, known as an 'EMS', covering all Estates and Facilities activities.

The EMS is certified to the ISO 14001:2015 international standard, and since June 2017 has included activities across all directly-managed campuses. In 2019 we transferred to the certification body NQA. 

Our current ISO:14001:2015 Certificate is available here.

Previous certification covering 2016-2019

In 2019 we transferred to the certification body NQA fo the upcoming certification cycle.

ISO Certificate NQA 2016-2019

Certification of our ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System between 2016-2019 was through the certification body AJA Registrars.

Copies of the certificate and schedule issued by AJA Registrars covering this period are available at the links below:

ISO Certificate (previous)

ISO Schedule - Scope of Registration (previous)



The EMS is at the heart of embedding sustainability at King's College London, and takes a holistic view of the environmental impacts and risks arising from our activities. It is a structured management tool that enables us to systematically identify, evaluate, manage and improve environmental performance and practices. 

This brings many benefits across the organisation, including improving efficiency of our operations thereby reducing costs, demonstrating legal compliance, and boosting our reputation.

Particular focus areas in the EMS include:

  • Energy use and associated emissions
  • Water use
  • Managing our reuse, recycling and waste
  • Enhancing biodiversity
  • Reducing transport impacts
  • Onsite catering
  • Procurement and supply chain impacts
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