The James Hutton Institute


Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH and Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA

Contact Details

Tel: +44 (0)344 928 5428
Twitter: @JamesHuttonInst
LinkedIn: @TheJamesHuttonInstitute

Winners Of

  • 2023 Sustainable Development

The James Hutton Institute is a world-leading independent scientific research organisation, working in collaboration with partners and organisations across the globe. Based in Scotland, the institute plays a pivotal role in delivering interdisciplinary science across agriculture, food security, ecosystems and resilient communities.

The King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development recognises this globally leading research. It also recognises how the Hutton is addressing its own sustainability as a major scientific research establishment in alignment with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The Institute has been reporting and reducing its emissions since 2013, through alternative and energy saving measures, from solar power to biomass, and has met and even exceeded short-term targets. It’s leading by example with projects such as the Climate-Positive Farming Initiative, which seeks to achieve negative emissions through transforming farm activities.

The Hutton also has biodiversity plans in place, while its Just Transition Hub project in Aberdeen will help to build capacity and share expertise in the wider region.