The University has achieved a First Class award in the People and Planet Green League 2012.
Edinburgh came 42nd and was one of only 46 institutions that gained the top ranking in the league of 145 universities, building on the 2:1 that the University was awarded in 2011.
The People & Planet Green League assesses the environmental and ethical performance of all universities annually and is published in the Guardian.
This year's results again show Edinburgh being a leader among 'Russel Group' institutions, it is only one of five of these institutions to achieve a First Class award.
In Scotland, Edinburgh was only one of three universities to achieve a First Class award along with Edinburgh Napier University and Queen Margaret University.
I am delighted that the hard work and innovative ideas of our students and staff have been recognised by a First Class award in the People and Planet Green League. The University of Edinburgh is committed to sustainability and has in place policies and strategies to deliver on environmental issues, ethical procurement and the carbon management of a complex estate.
Vice Principal External Engagement
The first class award comes on the back of the Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) achieving the gold standard in the National Union of Students' Green Impact Student's Union Awards.
This is the fourth year running that EUSA has achieved gold.
The John McIntyre Conference Centre has also recently been recognised for its environmental efforts by being awarded a Goldstar Highly Commened Award during the recent Green Business Tourism Awards ceremony.
This article was published on May 29, 2012