What are the Sustainable City Awards?


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.


Awards Categories and Application Forms

Explore the five Sustainable City Awards Categories, view past winners and download application forms here. Please read the Notes for Applicants and Judging Criteria carefully before beginning your application.

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.

Sir Peter Parker Award Guidance

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

Who and what are we looking for?

The Sustainable City Awards are unique in that they are open to everyone, making them a fantastic opportunity to recognise and reward small scale community and grass roots projects on the same platform as multi-national initiatives.
Green roofs, air quality campaigns, community greenhouses and innovative design for buildings have all been awarded in recent years and we are excited to see this list grow.
If you are working hard to instil innovative and sustainable practices and business behaviour in your organisation or you work for an organisation that you feel is doing this, we want to hear from you!
Our application process is simple, simply download the form for your chosen categories and follow the guidelines within.
You can enter more than one category, just be sure to fill out a separate application form.

Meet our 2019 Confirmed Key Sponsors

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Sustainable Mobility

Jayne Watson

Environment Agency

Ruth Calderwood

City of London

Samantha Lumb

Environment Agency

Simon Gillespie

British Heart Foundation

Stewart Dring

London Cycling Campaign

Healthier Cities

Dr. David Best

Incoming Pattenmakers Master

Xenia Koumi

Health and Wellbeing Board, City of London

John Averns

Health and Wellbeing Board, City of London

Steve Huxham

Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers

Alastair Watson-Gandy

Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers

Smart Technology

Christopher Turner

British BIDs

Deborah Jarvis

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mark Jenkinson


Sir Peter Parker Award

Dr. Martin Gibson (Chair)

The Business Commitment to the Environment

Neil Varey (Vice Chair)  

The Business Commitment to the Environment

Cathy Durston

Alistair Bird

Martin Bigg

Richard Busby

Carol Somper

Richard Burns

Lydia Dutton