We're committed to making sustainability and good environmental practice part of every decision we make.


At the Crick, we want to improve human health and wellbeing - including through our impact on the world around us.

We are working to find new, reliable ways to be more sustainable. We want to reduce our negative impact on the environment and tackle the climate emergency.

This means changing how we travel, improving the sustainability of our supply chains, and minimising the waste we produce and the energy we use.

We’re aiming to reduce our Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 50% by 2030, compared to our emissions in 2019-20. We have also set a target of achieving Net Zero Carbon by 2040 or earlier.

Our work so far

  • We've reduced our carbon emissions by 21% in the last three years.

  • We send zero waste to landfill.

  • We have sixty members of staff from across the building who have been trained to champion sustainability in their teams.

  • We have zero palm oil in our catering, and a focus on sustainably sourced British produce.

  • 72% of our waste is recycled or reused.

  • Future goals

    Future goals

    We've got work to do to improve our approach to sustainability, and we've set ambitious goals for ourselves. 

    These targets are based on technical evaluations and consultations with Crick staff and the other groups who use and work in our building.

    Our strategy describes our goals for six areas for 2023-2028.