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Sustainability

Leading debate, championing innovation and challenging the status quo

Working towards a greener future

Project professionals are at the forefront of delivering change. There are many ways in which projects are already helping to tackle the climate crisis, but more needs to be done. As the only chartered membership organisation for the project profession in the world, we believe it is our responsibility to lead by example, set the highest standards and help our profession deliver better.

Our statement on sustainability

We understand the importance and urgency of addressing the impacts of both the climate change and biodiversity emergencies.

In 2019, the UK Parliament declared an environment and climate change emergency. Realising that there is an urgent need for coordinated action by project professionals across all sectors, we published a statement of intent to develop an action plan to support the project profession’s efforts to reduce environmental impacts of projects.

In this statement, we pledge to lead by example as an organisation and become carbon-neutral by 2050, if not sooner. We have also made a commitment to develop an action plan to support the profession’s efforts to reduce environmental impacts of projects.

Climate change statement

Leading the discussion

In November 2021 members of our team, including our chief executive professor Adam Boddison, attended the UN climate change conference, COP26. We were proud to put projects on the agenda at this global event and held constructive discussions with business leaders and local project experts.

Analysing the data

The climate crisis poses specific challenges that the project profession is uniquely positioned to help overcome. Our insight paper, Future Trends: Facing the Climate Challenge, takes a deep dive into the profession’s views on progress towards net zero, barriers to action and expectations for the future.

Read the findings