LSE uses an Environmental Management System (EMS) to manage the environmental effects of its activities.
The EMS embeds the School's Environmental Sustainability Policy into everyday working practise across the campus and halls, setting performance targets and monitoring progress to demonstrate continual improvement.
LSE was awarded ISO 14001 status, an internationally recognised standard of EMS, by an independent external auditor in August 2012. The School also received a 'Platinum' award, the highest level of certification under the higher education-specific 'Eco-Campus' system.
The auditor commented that: "Everyone interviewed during the four day audit was extremely enthusiastic and helpful. Commitment at senior levels is very clear, with... increasing emphasis on strategy and leadership in relation to the EMS.
Julian Robinson, LSE Director of Estates, said, "A great deal of work has gone into ensuring we have an effective Environmental Management System in place so I'm delighted LSE has been awarded this certification. Striving to achieve a positive environmental impact is a priority for the School, and the whole School community must continue to play their part. The EMS will be key in enabling us to do this effectively."