Timeline of Achievements

Below are some highlights of LSE's sustainability progress since 2006.

2017

  • Centre Building Redevelopment project achieves BREEAM Excellent (Design).
  • 8th 'First Class' award in the People and Planet University League maintaining 14th place overall and rising to first position in the Russell Group universities.
  • The Soil Association's, Silver Food for Life award achieved in LSE catered halls of residence: Bankside House, Carr-Saunders, Passfield Hall and Rosebery Hall.
  • 300 contracted staff are insourced to ensure better working contracts.

2016

2015

  • ISO 5001 certification gained - LSE is one of only a handful of universities to achieve the standard
  • 6th ‘First Class’ award in the People and Planet University League
  • Second Annual Sustainability Report published 

2014

2013

  • LSE elected onto EAUC MAC committee for sustainability in UK education
  • Relove Fair: 3-4 October 2013
  • ISO 14001 re-certification
  • 5th 'First class' award in the People & Planet Green League
  • LSE Sustainability Blog launch
  • Mayor’s Green Procurement Code: Silver Award
  • CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme league: top among Russell Group universities

2012

  • Green Gown Awards: ‘Highly Commended’
  • Refurbished 32 LiF building achieves BREEAM 'Very Good'
  • Camden ‘EECO’ Award for renewable energy generation
  • LSE's Environmental Management System achieves 'Platinum' EcoCampus status and ISO 14001 Certification
  • 4th 'First class' award in the People & Planet Green League

2011

  • International Green Awards: ‘Bronze’ for Zero-Waste Strategy
  • Carbon Trust Standard re-accreditation
  • LSE's Environmental Management System achieves EcoCampus 'Gold' Certification
  • 3rd 'First class' award in the People & Planet Green League 
  • Green Gown Awards: shortlisted for 'Rethink' waste strategy
  • New Students' Centre certified BREEAM 'Outstanding' (Design)

2010

2009

  • LSE win Green 500 Award
  • LSE 100’ module to cover climate change
  • LSE wins National Recycling Award 2009
  • LSE achieves a 'First class' award in the People & Planet Green League and are named UK's 2nd greenest university

2008

  • LSE wins National Recycling Award
  • LSE achieves a '2:1' award in the People & Planet Green League
  • LSE pioneers re-use in halls of residence project
  • LSE Sustainability in Practice lecture series begins
  • LSE joins Green 500
  • New Academic Building: BREEAM 'Excellent'
  • LSE's Environmental Management System achieves EcoCampus 'Bronze' status
  • LSE Director signs national green universities pledge

2007

  • LSE achieves a '2:1' award in the People & Planet Green League
  • LSE feature as case study in Mayor’s Climate Action Plan
  • LSE wins National Recycling Award for ‘best partnership project’

2006