LSE is strongly committed to environmental sustainability, and it is a key principle of both the LSE 2030 Strategy and Ethics Code. In 2005 the School adopted its first 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 committed to becoming a net zero carbon emissions organisation by 2050, ensure all buildings meet the highest sustainability standards, and minimise waste whilst maximising recycling rates. The School has externally verified Environmental Management System (ISO 14001) and Energy Management System (ISO 50001) which provide the framework to deliver our ambitious targets.
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.
Reducing the School's carbon footprint.
Operate a highly energy efficient estate and adopt renewable energy sources.
Adopt the highest environmental standards in our construction and refurbishment projects.
Reduce our water consumption on campus and in Halls of Residence.
Make sustainability a key consideration of our purchasing decisions and supplier relationships.
Enhance biodiversity on the LSE estate by protecting and connecting habitats.