At CMI we understand the significance of climate change, and the need to reach Net Zero emissions as an organisation in an environmentally and socially responsible way. That’s why we’re making a commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2040.

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CMI's Net Zero Commitment

The Chartered Management Institute is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2040 for emissions scopes 1, 2 and 3.

Our journey so far

Although we're committing to 2040, we have already taken the following steps on our journey.


We published our Net Zero commitment.


  • Sustainability embedded in the CMI’s professional standards.
  • CMI Environmental Policy Statement published.
  • Our Executive Leadership Team approved our target date of 2040 for Net Zero emissions.
  • We worked with the European Sustainability Academy to help us understand what matters to our colleagues, members and partners and develop future carbon reduction plans.


  • We established an Environment Group of colleagues from across the business with the aim of helping CMI make environmentally conscious decisions both at work and at home.
  • We started to track our Scope 1,2 and 3 emissions to give us a baseline to measure the impact of our reductions over time.


Our Environmental Policy was developed and published.


Certificate of Registration first awarded from the British Standards Institute for our Environmental Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO14001.

Our next steps

We have established an internal Net Zero delivery group which is working with our colleagues and partners on our 2040 Net Zero Plan.

We are developing standards, products and resources for policy-makers and our learners, partners and members to equip them with the Green Management Skills they will need as the UK progresses towards Net Zero in 2050.

For more information, or to get involved on our journey, you can send us an email at:

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We have a range of resources to help you understand what Net Zero means for you and your organisation. This includes lessons from ground-breaking leaders and companies on how they have used green management skills.