SWM Annual Customer Survey 2017

Every year we assess the progress against our roadmap, vision and priorities by seeking the views of key stakeholders on how we could improve our activities and services. More >

 
 

SWM 2020 Roadmap Monitoring Report – 2016

The purpose of this report is to provide evidence to policy makers within the West Midlands on progress on the sustainability economic, social and environmental goals and priorities for the region set out in the West Midlands Roadmap to a Sustainable Future in 2020. More >

 
 

SWM 2020 Roadmap Monitoring Report – 2015

The purpose of this report is to provide evidence to policy makers within the West Midlands on progress on the sustainability economic, social and environmental goals and priorities for the region set out in the West Midlands Roadmap to a Sustainable Future in 2020. More >

 
 

SWM – Sustainability Definitions

The world of sustainability consists of a variety of terms ranging from the philosophical to the technical. In our resources we seek to explain the relevant terms within the text, footnotes or through a glossary. However the entry level for many of our customers is through the introduction, as well as the project and report pages of our website. More >

 
 

Low Carbon Procurement Guides

The following documents were produced as part of our Low Carbon Economy Programme, focusing on procurement for local authorities. They draw together current good practice guidance on sustainable procurement with specifications developed for catering, IT, built environment and vehicles. The documents are intended to be used as guidance for reference purposes by procurement staff and other professionals. More >

 
 

West Midlands Roadmap to a Sustainable Future in 2020

To provide a one page summary bringing together our work on the challenges faced by the West Midlands, our report ‘West Midlands Sustainability Priorities to deliver the Low Carbon Vision 2020’ and our vision document, ‘A low carbon vision for the West Midlands in 2020’. More >

 
 

Sustainability West Midlands Submission on the Draft Birmingham Core Strategy 2026

A report to identify how well the strategy delivers key sustainability priorities for the West Midlands and Birmingham. This draws on a range of work SWM and its members have been involved with within Birmingham over the years and seeks to support the strategy and where there are areas of potential weakness suggest other evidence, examples, and solutions. More >

 
 

Sustainable Supper notes – March 2011

Sustainability West Midlands is running a new series of ‘Sustainable suppers’. The aim of these events is to bring a group of 15-20 relevant people from across sectors together under ‘Chatham House rules’ to discuss a topic led by a guest speaker. They are informal, offering people the chance to develop ideas freely over dinner. More >

 
 

‘Voices from the future 2020: How will we eat?’ – January 2011

These presentations were given at an event entitled ‘Voices from the future 2020: How will we eat?’ on 26 January held by Sustainability West Midlands (SWM) with key speaker Professor Tim Lang, City of London and Sustainable Development Commission.

The purpose of these presentations is to discuss the challenges and opportunities that surround the future of our food supplies and particularly where our food will come from with a West Midlands response from Sandwell’s Ideal for all project representatives, Helen Sneyd and Veronica Barry. More >

 
 

Sustainability Advice to the City Region on Procurement

This report aims to identify the opportunities for carbon and cost saving benefits from a more strategic approach to local authority procurement. This is explored in more detail around the spending areas of facilities and asset management and the potential solutions of shared services and functions. Other recommendations are provided for other spending areas and next steps. More >

 
 

SWM Case Studies Form

Sustainability West Midlands are writing case studies for our website to promote sustainability related award winners and good practice in the region and to create a resource for others looking for ideas and methods on how become more sustainable. More >

 
 

Influencing Sustainable Procurement Report

The review consisted of a literature review alongside consultation meetings with key internal and external stakeholders and is intended to inform future work on sustainable procurement going forward. More >