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Sustainability Team

LSE Estates Division
Houghton Street

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Sustainability Team
LSE Estates Division
1 Kingsway

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LSE is strongly committed to environmental sustainability, and it is a key principle of both 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 gone from strength to strength, incorporating 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 LSE Sustainability Team coordinate 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 visit the LSE Sustainability web pages.  

Timeline of Achievements  

Below is a summary of LSE's sustainability progress since 2005.  For more detailed updates on the School's environmental initiatives, please visit the 'News' page, or see the LSE Sustainability Blog.  


ISO 14001 re-certification

Winner of EU Fair Cotton Procurement Award

Sustainability runners-up in Guardian University Awards 

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre opens


LSE elected onto EAUC MAC committee for sustainability in UK education

Relove Fair:   3-4 October 2013

ISO 14001 re-certification 

5th 'First' in Green League

LSE Sustainability Blog launch 

Mayor’s Green Procurement Code:  Silver Award 

CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme league:  top among Russell Group universities


Green Gown Awards:  ‘Highly Commended’

Refurbished 32 LiF building achieves BREEAM 'Very Good'

Camden ‘EECO’ Award for renewable energy generation

ISO 14001 Certification and Platinum Ecocampus status

LSE achieves First in Green League


International Green Awards:  ‘Bronze’ for Zero-Waste Strategy

Carbon Trust Standard re-accreditation

EcoCampus Gold Certification

First in the Green League (22nd place overall)

Green Gown Awards: shortlisted for 'Rethink' waste strategy

New Students' Centre certified BREEAM 'Outstanding' (Design)


'LSE 100' module wins Green Gown Award

EMS achieves EcoCampus Silver status

LSE is 15th in the Green League

LSE signs up for universities' global green charter  


LSE win Green 500 Award

‘LSE 100’ module to cover climate change

LSE wins National Recycling Award 2009

LSE are UK's 2nd greenest university:  People and Planet Green League


LSE wins National Recycling Award

LSE achieves a 2:1 in Green League

LSE pioneers re-use in halls of residence project

LSE Sustainability in Practice lecture series beings

LSE joins Green 500

New Academic Building:  BREEAM Excellent

EMS achieves Ecocampus 'Bronze' status 

LSE Director signs national green universities pledge


LSE achieves 2:1 in the Green League

LSE feature as case study in Mayor’s Climate Action Plan.

LSE wins National Recycling Award for ‘best partnership project’


LSE adopts Environmental Policy.

LSE appoints part-time Environmental Coordinator.