Protecting the environment

Protecting the natural environment from the effects of climate change is essential to ensuring everyone can experience the health and wellbeing benefits of walking in nature. We are committed to playing our part in protecting the natural environment through our work. 


Our commitment to protecting the natural environment 


We commit to: 

  • Measure, monitor and manage our carbon footprint through carbon assessments with decarbonisation targets;  

  • Reduce our travel-related environmental impact by implementing a sustainable travel policy among staff and volunteers.  We will also continue to raise awareness of more accessible, less environmentally impactful walks; 

  • Minimise waste, reduce our use of non-renewable resources and increase the use of recycled, renewable and environmentally responsible solutions; 

  • Implement a framework for sustainable procurement and review the environmental impact of our banking and fundraising sources; 

  • Actively collaborate with organisations which work towards protecting and enhancing rural and urban environments, therefore ensuring health and wellbeing benefits for walkers; 

  • Partner with expert organisations to understand, mitigate and improve on biodiversity and environmental impacts of our key activities.  

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Equality and diversity framework

Ensuring everyone has equal opportunities.

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Safeguarding at the Ramblers

Our duty of care to our employees, members, volunteers, supporters and members of the public. 

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How we are organised

The Ramblers is governed by a board of trustees and is made up of local groups and regional areas across Great Britain.