View City of Surrey's Sustainability Dashboard to see the award-winning progress we're making on sustainability.

The City of Surrey Sustainability Dashboard is an online platform that tracks and shares the progress of Surrey's sustainability indicators over time. It provides a transparent, user-friendly and publicly accessible report card on our sustainability achievements.

Launch Dashboard

The City's Sustainability Charter 2.0 ensures we have a long-term community vision that continues to reflect the priorities and needs of our city. Through this process, we have refined the set indicators that will ensure we are measuring impactful outcomes and tell us if we are hitting the mark on sustainability.

Local Government Climate Action Program

The Local Government Climate Action Program (LGCAP) provides funding for local governments and Modern Treaty Nations to support local climate action that reduces emissions and prepares communities for the impacts of a changing climate, aligned with provincial objectives.

As part of the program, funding recipients are required to report on climate action initiatives, and community-wide and corporate greenhouse emissions, including emissions from contracted services. 

Guidance on reporting fuel emissions from City contractors

We require vendors that deliver "traditional services" to report the quantity of fuel (e.g., diesel, gasoline, natural gas, propane, and biofuel blends) used to operate vehicles, equipment and machinery.

Traditional services include:

  • Drinking, stormwater and wastewater (e.g. water meter reading)
  • Solid waste collection, transportation and diversion
  • Roads and traffic operation and maintenance including for roads, trails, street lights, traffic signals, bike lanes, sidewalks and parking lots. Examples:
    • road sweeping
    • streetlight maintenance
  • Operation and maintenance of arts, recreation, parks and cultural services. Examples:
    • grass mowing, landscaping, pruning
    • ice re-surfacers (Zambonis)
    • facilities maintenance (contractor travel to/from facilities)
  • Fire protection
    • suppression, inspection, education, and outreach

These services are out of scope, and fuel use is not included:

  • goods
  • construction for capital works
    • widening, lengthening, resurfacing a road
  • governance and administration contracts. Examples:
    • engineering design
    • legal
    • planning
  • non-traditional services. Examples:
    • community policing
    • landfill operation and emissions from waste itself
  • Fuel used to operate a vendor’s offices
    • natural gas or electricity to heat their buildings
  • Janitorial services

Providing your data to the City

Data must be provided to the City at the end of each calendar year or at the termination of the assignment, whichever is earlier. Due by the end of January for previous year's fuel consumption.

If you have multiple contracts with the City, you may provide one fuel use report for all operating services and submit to or the point of contact for your largest contract. 

Fuel use reports should include:

  • Type of fuel consumed (e.g., diesel, gasoline, natural gas, propane, and biofuel blends)
  • Litres of fuel consumed in relation to the service delivered under the contract

Although actual fuel volumes are preferred, we know it may be difficult to assign fuel use to any particular contract. In these cases, estimating fuel use by prorating contract dollar value, total service hours, or some other logical method is acceptable. If fuel consumption is prorated and/or estimated, you must note the method of estimation.

download Fuel Use Reporting Tool


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GHG emissions and climate action

As a signatory to the BC Climate Action Charter, City of Surrey is committed to publicly reporting corporate and community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions each year, along with providing updates on steps the City is taking to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

We also report our corporate and community greenhouse gas emissions through the Carbon Disclosure Project, which is aligned with the reporting requirements of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.