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 London Sustainability Exchange to continue the recognition and reward of best practice in environmental management and sustainable leadership.

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

Closing Date – 30th March 2018

These awards are utterly unique - no other scheme recognises what a tiny community group can do to bring us closer towards being fully sustainable, on the same platform as a multinational corporation

Samantha HeathChief Executive of London Sustainability Exchange

We are absolutely delighted to have had this recognition from the City of London of the beneficial impact of our work both for people and for the environment. We want people to appreciate the great outdoors! To learn about organic gardening, wildlife, growing food and enjoying community

Kate SebagDirector Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, overall winner 2017

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Who is eligible?

London Sustainability Exchange is scouring to find the best examples of innovation and good practice, to build smarter, healthier and more environmentally friendly cities of the future.

Are you working hard to instil sustainable practices and business behaviour in your organisation? Do you work for an organisation that you feel is doing this? 

No business or organisation is too big or small for these awards and we are looking for applications from all over. Green roofs, air quality campaigns and innovative design for buildings have all been awarded in recent years and we are excited to see this list grow.

Our application process is simple, simply download the form for your chosen categories and follow the guidelines within. Only one entry per category for each organisation is permitted. 

Awards Categories

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    Healthier City

    For best practice in promoting working environments and cultures which benefit the well-being of workers or citizens, such as work-space designs and facilities, and social and community initiatives.

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    Smart Technology

    Application of new technology for smarter, more sustainable city life, such as apps to inform behaviours and big data projects.

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    Innovative Spaces

    Adapting innovative work operations to reflect our impact on climate change, with for example green infrastructure solutions and sustainable drainage.

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    Sustainable Mobility

    Innovative schemes encouraging sustainable forms of travel, reducing traffic and transport impact on the environment, tackling air pollution, e.g. innovative projects to encourage walking, cycling, public realm enhancement schemes, etc.

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    Managing Resources

    Best practice to improve resource conservation, such as gas, water, electricity, waste and recycling, smart grids energy sharing and management, heritage assets management and re-use.

Sir Peter Parker Award

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 Sir Peter Parker Award recognises businesses that have successfully set new standards of innovation, performance and environmental leadership.

If you are a business and wish to be considered for the Sir Peter Parker Awards, please read the additional notes for guidance on what this award will be looking for.

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The Event

12th July 2018


The ceremony will be hosted by Siemens at their ground breaking technology centre the Crystal, in Royal Victoria Docks.

Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor of London for Environment and Energy, will take part in the ceremony. The awards are free to enter and no charge is made for attending the ceremony.

Who will be attending?

Regional and local government in London

Sustainability professionals in both public and private sectors.

Construction, housing, education, healthcare and public services

Corporates with operations in London including finance & property

Business groups such as Business Improvement and Innovation technologies

SMEs involved in innovation in sustainability

National and regional NGOs and local voluntary and community groups


Sustainable Mobility

James Smith


David Elliot

Trees for Cities

Ruth Calderwood

City of London

Simon Moody

Environment Agency

Simon Gillespie

British Heart Foundation

Smart Technology

Christopher Turner

British BIDs

Alanna Coombes

City of London

Deborah Jarvis

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mark Jenkinson


Managing Resources

Robbie Stevenson


Andrew Tucker

Thames Water

Paul Toyne

London Sustainable Development Commission (LSDC)

Andrew Dakers

West London Business

Sir Peter Parker Award

Martin Gibson

The Business Commitment to the Environment

Marcus Gover

The Business Commitment to the Environment

Neil Varey

The Business Commitment to the Environment