About Us

Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is an independent charity working for a cleaner, greener, healthier Peterborough.

We deliver a range of projects and initiatives working with local people, communities, schools, businesses, local authorities and voluntary organisations. Our aim is to create a truly sustainable Peterborough...the UK's Environment Capital.

Our Vision:

A sustainable Peterborough.

Our Mission:

To lead and support the city in establishing itself as the UK’s Environment Capital - an exemplar of how to deliver truly sustainable growth in order to improve the overall quality of life of its people, communities and environment.

Did you know...?

  • PECT works with over 200 different partners
  • We were founded in 1993 after Peterborough was designated one of four UK Environment Cities
  • PECT is a charity - we rely on support from local people and businesses
  • Our annual Green Festival attracts over 10,000 people each year throughout the fortnight of events
  • Our projects have won a number of awards for best practice and innovation

PECT was set up after Peterborough's designation in 1992 as one of four UK Environment Cities along with Leeds, Leicester and Middlesbrough. Since this time we have established a track record in delivering innovative and award-winning environmental projects of local and national significance.

The Climate Coalition

PECT is a member of The Climate Coalition, the UK's largest group of people dedicated to action on climate change and limiting its impact on the world’s poorest communities.

The Climate Coalition has come together to show our love for all the things we could lose to the impacts of climate change.

We are a Living Wage Employer

PECT is a Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage is an example of communities, business, campaigners and faith groups coming together to find practical ways to address working poverty and strengthen families.

The UK-wide campaign recognises and celebrates the responsible leadership shown by Living Wage Employers and supports employers to incorporate the Living Wage into organisational structures long term.

Health & Safety Quality Mark

PECT demonstrates commitment to Health & 
Safety in the workplace.

Citation is the UK’s leading specialist in Health & Safety and well-known to all major industry bodies, due to its high standards and high quality approach to Health & Safety in the workplace.

PECT has achieved iiE Green Accreditation

PECT has achieved Green Level Investors in the Environment (iiE) accreditation. iiE is a national not-for-profit environmental accreditation scheme.

The iiE scheme is unique because businesses must achieve a minimum 2% improvement in resource efficiency over an agreed baseline figure to secure green accreditation. Other essential criteria include having a recycling system in place, adopting a travel plan, calculating carbon footprint and setting targets for carbon reduction.