How we run our campuses matters. We are committed to becoming a sustainable and net-zero carbon institution by 2040, and we are committed to minimizing all kinds of pollution from our campuses. 

The Imperial Zero Pollution programme’s vision is to realise a sustainable, zero pollution future. As one of the world’s top universities, we have the power to help make that a reality. This programme includes our research, our teaching, our partnerships and our campuses.

For Our Campuses, the College has an ambition to lead the sector in becoming one of the lowest carbon, zero polluting, low consumption and biodiverse ecosystems within the constraints of our urban environments, by applying our academic strength and commitment to safeguard the future.

The development of this programme builds on the ambition set out in our Sustainability Strategy, to become a sustainable and net zero carbon institution by 2040 and, as part of this, to make significant progress on sustainability across travel, procurement, estates, catering, waste and biodiversity.

The strategy also includes commitments to strong research and teaching on sustainability, including through the Transition to Zero Pollution research programme, and on engagement with our College community.