Sustainability

Building a better world, for everyone

British Library

Every day we open up a world of ideas and inspiration to help people imagining a different future take the first steps toward change. But to help shape a brighter climate future we need to make changes too. So we’re starting with a few practical actions that we’re taking today to make a real difference for our tomorrow.

Like many on this journey we’ve already started making progress towards reducing our carbon emissions over the last 10 years, which you can read more about in our Annual Reports from 2011/12. Now we’re working behind the scenes to reset our goals, look to the future and achieve our bigger ambitions. These include:

  • Changing our buildings and how we work with a commitment to net zero
  • Helping others to make change and improve how we share knowledge to address the collective challenge of climate change
  • Supporting our staff lead sustainable change throughout the library

We want to be honest about where we are. We want to be realistic and create actual change, not just words without action. We’ll share more about how we play our role in responsibly caring for our planet over the coming months. If you have an idea or any feedback, please get in touch at sustainability@bl.uk

Together, our ideas can help create a better world for everyone.