Every single day, people make decisions based on the weather. The Met Office provides weather and climate forecasts to help with those decisions so people can be safe, well and prosperous. However, we appreciate the operations of our organisation have environmental impacts and we’re absolutely committed to behaving in a responsible, sustainable way. Therefore, sustainability is at the very heart of our purpose: working at the forefront of weather and climate science for protection, prosperity, and well-being. 

We have provided regular, accurate forecasts for over 160 years, helping people choose what to do, and when – day-to-day and over the long-term. Today, we might help someone determine whether to hang out their washing. Tomorrow, we might help protect critical national infrastructure. Further into the future, our science will help individuals, governments and businesses around the world make informed decisions to adapt and thrive in a changing climate. 

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we have set out the Met Office’s path to carbon neutrality.  

Responsible business

We promote sustainability on a daily basis through four key themes: 





Behind each theme are personal stories and you can read some of these below.


Environmental policy (PDF 132 KB)

Ethical policy (PDF 271KB)

Health and Safety Policy Statement (PDF 168KB)

Met Office ISO 9001 certificate (PDF 203KB)

Met Office ISO 14001 certificate (PDF 174KB)

Quality policy (PDF 147KB)

Safeguarding policy (PDF 1.95MB)

Sustainability infographic (PDF 106KB)