The City of London Corporation is looking to support City businesses on ways to reduce carbon emissions and plastic usage through its Clean City Awards Scheme to promote a greener City.
Businesses already part of the Clean City Awards are pioneering a more environmentally conscious Square Mile, recognised in their annual award ceremony where they can apply to win a distinguished Clean City Award.
The environmental awards scheme provides businesses the opportunity to take part in environmental best practice meetings and workshops, along with access to resource packs on environmental and sustainability practises to reduce potentially environmentally harmful policies.
The aim of the environmental awards is to improve air quality, increase community sustainability engagement, reduce resource inefficiencies and move towards a Plastic Free City for everyone that lives and work in the Square Mile.
With over 30 large and small sites and facilities management locations in the City already members in the project, the aim of the scheme to improve street cleanliness and higher air quality has already made strides since its creation 30 years ago.
The City Corporation’s Climate Action Strategy outlines that the body must reach net carbon emissions by 2027 as well as its investments and supply chain by 2040. The City of London is also committed to reaching the same environmental goal by 2040.
Chairman of the City Corporation’s Port Health and Environmental Services Committee, Mary Durcan, said: “Whether companies are eliminating single-use plastic, improving recycling, or keeping the streets clean – we want to celebrate them so that others can follow their lead.”