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Building sustainability into our actions and operations

King's operations and activities can have a significant impact on local and global environments. We aim to minimise their negative effects, while strengthening our positive impact through our research, teaching, actions and operations.

Our Climate & Sustainability Action Plan sets out 14 key impact areas to guide the university’s approach to sustainability and climate change, informed by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The Action Plan is underpinned by operational policies, systems and targets governed through our Environmental Sustainability Policy. We report progress towards these targets annually, demonstrating the decisive action we are taking to reduce the negative impacts of our operations.

We are a signatory to the global Race to Zero for Universities and Colleges. We make a difference through our supply chain and investments and by engaging our community in behaviour change to achieve our sustainability targets.

Delivering our ambitions

Our climate and sustainability operations and policies


Enhancing the habitats on our campuses, halls of residence and sports...

Carbon and energy

King's aims to be a net zero carbon institution and reduce our absolute...


King's is committed to supporting, promoting and using Fairtrade goods


King's has a range of policies and initiatives in place to make food at...


King's aims to reduce the environmental and social impact of the products...


The KCS water plan helps conserve water and reduce waste, providing a...

More about climate and sustainability at King’s