As a charity for wetlands and wildlife, 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 the 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”.

Our sustainable practices

At Castle Espie, sustainability is embedded in everything we do. In 2023, we were accredited ISO 14001 Environmental Management and have passed our first annual surveillance audit in 2024 with no recommendations or action points.