Sustainable behaviour

Sustainable behaviour at the City & Guilds Group is about recognising the impact we have on the world around us.

It is an ethos that permeates our work and mind-set across the Group.

The Group has implemented a sustainable behaviour approach since 2009 – from the materials used in our office buildings to the ecological processes in place within the business. This ensures that we sustain an eco-friendly approach to business throughout our work and community interactions.

Why do we do this?

The Group introduced sustainable behaviour to proactively benefit the Group and the wider communities we interact with.

This heightens our commitment to having a positive impact on people’s lives, communities and economies.

Sustainable behaviour ensures that we continue to make beneficial decisions today that leave a positive impact tomorrow.

What are we involved in?

The City & Guilds Group takes part in and reinforces environmental sustainability through:


  • Designing new office buildings using sustainable materials
  • Internal office processes to encourage individual eco-friendly behaviours in staff


  • Implementing sustainable procurement processes where possible, from bulk staff orders to reduce cost and waste, to forming contracts with social businesses and small to medium enterprises (SMEs)


  • Giving young people their first work experience (through our work experience programme) in an environment that supports sustainable behaviour
  • Hiring locally


  • Introducing community volunteer programmes within the Group to further support and help charitable organisations and initiatives

A sustainable future

The Group’s work is underpinned by our social purpose and values. Sustainable behaviour is one example where the Group actively strives towards a better future.