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. 

Sustainability is one of the main priorities in our new Imperial strategy, Science for Humanity, and we have committed to leading by example in our activities and on our campuses. We have 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 our commitment to safeguarding 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 includes commitments to strong research and teaching on sustainability, including through the Transition to Zero Pollution research programme, and on engagement with our Imperial community.