London Green500

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The London Green500 is London mayor Boris Johnson’s pioneering carbon mentoring programme. With the aim to lead London’s top organisations to reduce carbon emissions in the capital by 60% by 2025.[1]

The London Green500 is led by a consortium on behalf of the London Development Agency. AEA Technology is the lead contractor, with Mouchel, National Energy Foundation, Futerra and Future Considerations.

What is Green500?[edit]

The aim of Green500 is to enlist some of London’s largest and most prestigious organisations and mentor them through their carbon reduction commitments.

Green500 is one of a number of London Development Agency (LDA) London Development Agency initiatives, including Better Buildings Partnership, which aim to reduce London’s CO2 emissions.

Members of Green500 receive an initial assessment of their London specific carbon footprint from an expert Green500 Carbon Mentor. Members are then presented with a tailored Action Plan outlining how they can reduce their carbon emissions. The individual Action Plans not only aim to reduce the member’s carbon footprint, but also estimates financial savings for energy, waste, water and transport. The Green500 Action Plan also gives information on expected payback periods for each change, if implemented successfully.

As well as providing a company specific Action Plan, Green500 also offers significant benefits to members including awards, networking opportunities and access to specialist suppliers.

What does Green500 provide?[edit]

  • Support from a Carbon Mentor
  • A tailored Carbon Reduction Action Plan
  • Financial savings through carbon footprint reduction
  • Networking opportunities
  • Opportunities for awards
  • Access to specialist suppliers
  • Help with CRC and other environmental legislation compliance
  • Boost in environmental credentials
  • Awards


Members of Green500[edit]

Members of Green500 cover a wide range of sectors including finance, law, services, art and education, transport, food and drink, manufacturing and many more.

Members include Addison Lee, MiniCab London, Boots Group, Chelsea FC, EDF Energy, HSBC, Marks & Spencer, Natural History Museum, Pret a Manger, Saatchi & Saatchi, Selfridges, Tate & Lyle, T-Mobile and TNT Express. The latest members list can be found at the bottom of this page

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