Sustainability within the Ministry of Justice

The Environmental Audit Committee has requested a review of sustainability within the Ministry of Justice.

The briefing will examine:

  • The Department’s arrangements to support and promote sustainability within: policy and policy making; governance and leadership; estates and operations and procurement.
  • The most significant environmental issues the Department faces now and in the future.
  • The Department’s consideration of environmental impacts in its closure and rebuilding of prisons, the closure of courts and its use of a digitalised case management system within the courts.

It continues the NAO’s series of Departmental sustainability overviews prepared for the Environmental Audit Committee, which have previously covered the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Home Office, the NHS, and the Department for Transport.

If you would like to provide evidence for our study please email the study team on, putting the study title in the subject line. The team will consider the evidence you provide; however, please note that due to the volume of information we receive we may not respond to you directly. If you need to raise a concern please use our contact form.