Transparency data

Environmental and sustainability policy

The Charity Commission's commitment to sustainable development as part of its work.



The policy sets out the commission’s commitment to:

  • promote responsibility for the environment within the organisation and communicate and implement this policy at all levels within the workforce
  • reduce the use of energy, water and other resources
  • minimise waste by reduction, re-use and recycling methods
  • comply with all relevant environmental legislation/regulation
  • ensure that our policies and services are developed in a way that is complimentary to this policy
  • not prioritise funding needs ahead of sustainability requirements
  • encourage all charities to commit to the sustainable development philosophy
  • identify and provide appropriate training, advice and information for staff and encourage them to develop new ideas and initiatives
  • provide appropriate resources to meet the commitments of this policy
  • promote and encourage involvement in local environmental initiatives/schemes