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Rewarding best practice in environmental management

and sustainable leadership


From the smallest of grass roots groups to the biggest multi-nationals, the Sustainable City Awards celebrate the best examples of innovation and good practice, for a smarter, healthier and more environmentally friendly world.


Founded in 2001 by the City of London Corporation, the awards will this year be coordinated and managed by Global Action Plan to continue the recognition and reward of best practice in environmental management and sustainable leadership. Past winners and shortlisted candidates have represented a wide range of organisations including innovative start-ups, successful council initiatives and large corporations.


Our awards categories each represent different aspects of sustainability that impacts our metropolitan communities. These have included categories such as: Healthier Places, Innovative Spaces, Managing Resources, Smart Technology, and Sustainable Mobility. As we move into 2020, we will be revamping our categories to best reflect the sustainability needs of today.


We also host the Sir Peter Parker award, which recognizes business achievement in sustainability. In 1975, Sir Peter Parker founded The Business Commitment to the Environment (BCE) Environmental Leadership Awards scheme. Until their recent merger with the Sustainable City Awards, the BCE Awards were the longest running environmental award scheme in the UK.


The awards are free to enter and no charge is made for attending the awards ceremony.