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Measuring 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.

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've refined the set indicators that will ensure we're measuring impactful outcomes and can tell us if we're hitting the mark on sustainability.

World Council on City Data Portal

In November 2015, the City of Surrey pursued ISO 37120 certification, a new global standard for measuring the sustainable development of communities. The certification complements the 'made-in-Surrey' City Dashboard and facilitates benchmarking our progress against other global cities that are leading on sustainability.

Based on the first international standard on city data, ISO 37120, the World Council on City Data (WCCD) Open Data Portal allows you to see how Surrey measures up to other member cities on up to 100 service performance and quality of life indicators.

Launch the Portal

Carbon Neutral Corporate Operations

As a signatory to the BC Climate Action Charter, the City of Surrey is committed to the goal of becoming carbon neutral in our corporate operations and to reporting publically on our climate action progress each year. In 2015, the City became carbon neutral. In other words, the greenhouse gas emissions generated by our facilities and fleet were offset or balanced by projects that reduced the equivalent number of emissions.

Learn more about our progress on reducing corporate greenhouse gas emissions.