LSE is strongly committed to environmental sustainability. It is a key principle of our Strategic Plan and Ethics Code.
In 2005 the School adopted its Environmental Sustainability Policy, setting objectives to continually improve environmental performance. Since then LSE has incorporated sustainability into all areas of its activities.
LSE has a target to reduce its carbon footprint by 54% by 2020 compared to a 2005 baseline, ensure all buildings meet the highest sustainability standards and minimise waste, whilst maximising recycling rates.
The School has an Environmental Management System to put the Environmental Sustainability Policy into practice, which has been ISO 14001 certified since 2012.
The School provides its students with a strong understanding of sustainable development issues faced by the global community, and undertakes world-leading research on environmental matters, informing public policy at the highest level.
The Sustainability Team
The Sustainability Team coordinates the School's approach to the environment, working with teams across the LSE community to embed sustainability in the everyday life of the university.
To find out more about our work on environmental sustainability, and how you can get involved, please see Sustainability at LSE.
See our videos highlighting sustainability projects and research at LSE.