For us, sustainability means making the best use of our resources while minimising our impacts on the environment and society.

Our founder, Sir Peter Scott, had an early and instinctive appreciation of its basic principles of sustainability. He argued that we have a responsibility to future generations to care for the natural environment and that “sooner or later, [mankind] will become much more widely concerned with optimum rather than maximum, quality rather than quantity”.

In carrying out our conservation, education and visitor attraction roles, we have an environmental impact, both positive (bringing people closer to wetland wildlife at our sites, our species and habitat conservation projects) and negative (through our buildings energy use and business travel).

WWT is committed to improving our sustainability and aim to embed sustainability in to everything that we do in the following areas:

Environmental Statement 2024

To find out more about our targets and future plans, please see our Environmental Statement.