Our environment


How we manage our products, services and activities with minimal impact on the natural environment.

We are constantly looking for ways to minimise the environmental impacts of our operations. We strive to meet sustainability objectives set by our Sustainability Committee which includes our Operations and Services Director and our Chief Financial Officer. These include targets on energy consumption, staff business travel, waste, recycling and water consumption. Our performance against these targets can be found in our sustainability performance page.

Our Environmental Management System

ISO 14001

We operate an Environmental Management System (EMS) accredited to the internationally recognised ISO 14001 standard of excellence which is designed to help us manage our environmental impacts.

Examples of how we are saving energy

Short term:

The lighting in our head office operates on a motion sensor. If no movement is detected the lights switch off. Reducing the timer period from 15 to 10 minutes saves us £2,600 and 21 tCO2e per year.

Longer term:

The implementation of the photovoltaic solar array was decided to be an economically viable energy saving technology which has the potential to supplement the Met Office distribution system with extra electricity for 25 years, finally being added to our head office in June 2012. This type of cost-benefit analysis is reviewed annually.

You can read more in our Environmental Policy 2015 Environmental Policy 2015 (PDF, 81 kB) or via the pages below.

Last updated: 6 October 2015