Sarah Burgess

Environmental Manager


This person is a member of Sanger Institute Alumni.

Sarah manages the environmental impact of the Wellcome Genome Campus and the Campus Environmental Sustainability Strategy

About me

Joining the Wellcome Genome Campus in January 2017 Sarah is passionate about making a different in her role as the Environmental Manager. Not just operationally managing the impact that the Campus has but also strategically and collaboratively working with all teams across Campus to make a difference.

Her role includes:

  • Managing the Wellcome Genome Campus Environmental Management System (ISO 14001)
  • Strategy on Sustainability and Environmental Management moving forward
  • Working with the operational teams to reduce environmental impacts; Energy, Waste, Travel, Water, Paper
  • Communicate and engage with stakeholders on Campus Environmental Impacts
  • Specific management of Wellcome Genome Campus Green Travel Plan, Grounds and Wetlands, Water and Effluent

Environment facts

40% Single Occupancy Vehicles to Campus by 2020

41% in 2019

2012-2019 Green Travel Plan support staff to commute more sustainably to Campus through a variety of different measures

Size of the Campus looked after by the Grounds Team

130 acres

Our inhouse Grounds Team of nine look after the Grounds on a full time basis

Size of the Wetlands Nature Reserve

15 acres

Accessible by foot from Campus, Ickleton or Hinxton

Energy saving target by 2022


Energy management system support our objectives and targets

My timeline