Values and commitments

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The City of London is dedicated to fostering an environment that is inclusive, accessible and progressive, and where every employee and member of the public feels valued, respected and supported. We are committed to building a workforce that is reflective of our diverse community that we serve. 

Missions and values

The 2023-2027 Strategic Plan for the City of London sets our direction for the future. It identifies City’s Council’s vision, mission, values, and strategic areas of focus. It also identifies the outcomes, expected results, and strategies that Council will deliver on over the next four years.  

Vision: London is a sustainable city within a thriving region, committed to culture, innovation and providing a safe, affordable, welcoming, and healthy future for today and for the next generation

Mission: Improving quality of life and building a strong and vibrant community through bold, proactive, and accountable City services.  

Values: The following list identifies the City of London’s values:  

  • Inclusivity and Respect  
  • Accountability and Trust  
  • Compassion  
  • Teamwork and Collaboration  
  • Commitment and Drive  
  • Learning  
  • Financial Stewardship  

Equity and inclusion

The City of London has a Workplace Equity & Inclusion Action Plan and Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression (ARAO) Division. The division was formed in 2021 with the mandate to create and sustain action-focused, positive and lasting systemic change in the City of London, so that race or membership in an equity-denied group does not predict one’s access to opportunities or ability to engage whole heartedly in the London community.

Learn about the ARAO division 

Respectful workplace

The Corporation of the City of London is committed to fostering a workplace that is safe and inclusive, where the diversity, dignity and perspectives of all individuals are valued and respected.

Learn about the Respectful Workplace Policy (Anti-Harassment/Anti-Discrimination) 

Environmental initiatives

On April 23, 2019, London’s City Council approved the Declaration of a Climate Emergency.   

The Climate Emergency Action Plan is a fundamental and required response to the City’s climate emergency declaration. The City has established new near-term and longer-term greenhouse gas reduction goals for both municipal operations and the community as a whole to mitigate and adapt to climate change. 

Learn about the City of London’s Climate Emergency Action Plan 

Last modified:Wednesday, July 03, 2024