The Sustainable City Awards 2017 are a national “green business” awards scheme administered by the City of London Corporation. They aim to recognise and reward best practice in environmental management and sustainable leadership. The awards were established in 2001 and attract applications from SMEs and charities to multi-national banks and corporations. The awards are free to enter and no charge is made for attending the awards ceremony.

Award Categories

Sustainable Transport Innovative schemes encouraging sustainable forms of travel, reducing the impact of traffic and transport on the environment, or tackling air pollution.
Supported by: Campaign for Better Transport and London Cycling Campaign.

Innovative Technology Application of new technology for smarter, more sustainable city life.

Supported by: British BIDS, Siemens and the London Chamber of Commerce.

Health and Wellbeing For best practice in promoting working environments and cultures which benefit the wellbeing of workers or citizens.

Supported by: City of London Health and Wellbeing Board, the Worshipful Compan of Pattenmakers, and Voice 4 Change.

Innovative spaces Mitigating the effects of activities on climate change, or adapting operations to reflect the impact of climate change. Best practice to conserve resources in buildings and business.

Supported by: Worshipful Company of Fan makers, Clean City Awards Scheme, London First, Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, and the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors.

The Farsight Award Integrating traditional financial analysis with longer term issues such as climate change, corporate governance and human capital.

Supported by: Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli, Z/Yen, and Long Finance.

Sir Peter Parker Award In 1975, Sir Peter Parker founded The Business Commitment to the Environment 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.

Overall Winner The organisation that best demonstrates a pioneering approach to innovation and leadership in sustainability will be presented with the Overall Winner’s Award.


Congratulations to all the shortlisted candidates, runners up and winners of the 2017 Awards:

Sustainable Transport

Runner up: London Fire Brigade

Winner: DriveNow UK

Innovative Technology Award

Runner up: Twipes

Winner: AirLabs

Health & Wellbeing Award

Runner up: Groundwork London

Winner: Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses

Innovative Spaces Award

Runner up: Cundall

Winner: Groundwork London

Farsight Award

Runner up: Standard & Poor

Winner: Sustainalytics


Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses

2017 Shortlisted Candidates

Spice Innovations

Clarity & The Soap Co.



Air Public

Bow Lane Dental Group

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses

Brentford High Street Steering Group

Club Soda

Commercial Group


Dearman Engine Company

DriveNow UK

Groundwork London

Investec Bank


London Fire Brigade

Metropolitan Police

Nomura International PLC


Premier Workplace Services

Regent’s University London

St. Georges Hospital


Sustainable Water Industry Group

TPP Recruitment


Vacherin Ltd.

London Borough of Waltham Forest

Greenwich Market

Greenworks Global Limited