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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 13 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.

As a signatory to the global Race to Zero for Universities and Colleges, we will continue to make a difference through our supply chain and investments, by engaging our community in behaviour change and through the work we collectively do to achieve our sustainability targets.

Delivering our ambitions

Our climate and sustainability operations and policies

Sunlight and blue skies are visible through a green tree canopy, viewed from below


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

wind turbines in a field with blue sky in background

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...

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