This year the King’s Service Centre Sustainability Committee (KSCSC) embarked on a journey to achieve Gold in the Green Impact Awards. Having previously focused on the environmental pillar of sustainability, it was fantastic to see the inclusion of social and economic pillar-related goals, ensuring a holistic approach to sustainability.
The Green Impact Awards are a United Nations programme which is designed to support sustainability practices within an organisation. The programme offers awards which seek to provide three different levels of impact, namely: gold, silver, and bronze awards, which are supported by the mandatory completion of the Sustainability Dozen (a further 12 goals).
We started work on the goals in January 2022 to meet the April 2022 deadline. One goal saw us engage with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an international framework mapping out targets to successfully achieve sustainability.
Another goal, which the team worked towards, was the identification and appointment of an Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity (EDI) representative for King’s Service Centre, as one currently does not exist. Whilst this goal is a work in progress, the team held conversations with senior employees to outline the benefits an EDI representative would bring to the service centre, and the committee remains dedicated to ensuring this function exists to serve our employees.
In June 2022 we received the news that we have been awarded Gold in the Green Impact Awards and will attend the award ceremony which was held in London.
This is a fantastic success, and testament to the commitment of the committee’s members who are looking forward to continuing their work in the sustainability space.