These pages outline the objectives, targets, baselines, progress and ways to get involved in the various initiatives that the School is undertaking as part of working toward the School's Environmental Policy and global sustainability.
The areas below correspond to the environmental objectives of the Environmental Policy. Plans for each area will be implemented as part of the Environmental Management System.
Biodiversity & Urban Landscape
Objective: Monitor, maintain and enhance biodiversity and habitats on the School estate.
Objective: Communicate with interested parties on the Environmental Policy including contacts in the immediate neighbourhood, the regional, national and global community. This includes but is not limited to the education, business, media, and alumni communities
Construction & Refurbishment
Objectives: Reduce consumption of new materials and increase the reuse and recycling of materials. Incorporate environmental criteria into material and contract specifications to reduce whole life cycle environmental impacts. Create built environments that meet the highest environmental standards.
Education for Sustainable Development
Objective: Research, Teaching and Learning and Training and Guidance.
Energy (& Emissions)
Objective: Reduce consumption and increase efficiency of energy use in buildings and equipment. Reduce emissions and discharges from buildings and equipment.
Health, Welfare & Safety
Objective: Support the communication and delivery of the LSE Health and Safety Policy and the LSE Well Being Policy to ensure the health, safety and well being of all staff, students and visitors.
Income & Investment
Objective: Support the communication, implementation and delivery of the LSE Socially Responsible Investment Statement to ensure ethical investment processes and the consideration of social, environmental and governance factors in investment decisions.
Objective: Require contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers to meet or exceed all relevant environmental legislation and regulations and work to improve the environmental performance of the School. Support the communication and delivery of the LSE Fair Trade Policy.
Objective: Minimise emissions arising from commuting, business travel choices and deliveries.
Waste & Resources
Objective: Use the zero-waste 'rethink–reduce–reuse–recycle' criterion in waste and resource management.
Water (& Discharges)
Objective: Reduce consumption and increase efficiency of water use in buildings and equipment. Reduce discharges from buildings and equipment.