Fit for the Future II

These reports are aimed at those working for or with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), combined authorities and core cities at the local and national level to integrate climate adaptation, mitigation and the low carbon economy into the economic strategies and the billion pounds worth of investments over the next five years. More >

 
 

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 Environmental Policy Report 2011-16

The aim of this report is to demonstrate good practice as a small business by producing an annual environmental report that covers the main impacts we have, how we are managing them and securing any potential costs savings or other benefits. 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 >

 
 

Birmingham Energy Strategy – Evidence Base

This report provides the evidence base to develop Birmingham’s first energy strategy. This is also of use to other cities producing similar strategies as the expert advice on scenarios, priorities, and review of global good practice is very transferable. 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 >

 
 

West Midlands Low Carbon Investment Prospectus

The purpose of this report was to highlight the collective strengths in the low carbon economy across the six Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the West Midlands and the scale of low carbon investment opportunities. 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 >

 
 

Birmingham’s Carbon Savings 2009-10

The purpose of this report is to provide a figure for reporting on the CO2e (Carbon Dioxide equivalent of a range of greenhouse gases) target for Birmingham 2009/10 which is 120,000 tonnes of CO2e saved and to disseminate the good practice reported. More >