UK (Lancaster University) Lancaster University rises 16 places in sustainability league table

Lancaster University has jumped 16 places from last year in the People & Planet league table rankings 2023, released Tuesday, December 6th.

The annual league table, compiled by student campaigning network People & Planet, is designed to rank universities on their environmental and ethical performance. The league table places Lancaster as 63rd in the UK. Recently, Lancaster was also ranked 7th in the UK at the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability.

In the People and Planet league table, Lancaster scored particularly highly for generating a large percentage of its renewable energy on campus through the wind turbine, for having an externally audited environmental management system and also for student engagement programmes through Green Lancaster. The University also has a plan to drive further improvements across all measures included within the table.

The People & Planet league table includes over 150 UK universities and the table is based on publicly available information on each institutions’ website around university operations (sustainability policy documents, sustainable initiatives, student engagement and campus operations) plus data taken from the Estates Management Statistics published each year by HESA.

To see the full rankings, visit the People & Planet league table.

Lancaster University Pro-Vice-Chancellor Global (Digital, International, Sustainability) Professor Simon Guy said: “At Lancaster, we recognise that sustainability, the climate emergency and our environment are the responsibility of our whole community. We know there is more work to be done across the University, but we are delighted to see Lancaster rise up 16 places this year in these rankings, recognising our commitments to sustainability, and are proud of the hard work and commitment of all colleagues across the University towards tackling the climate emergency.”

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