The University has achieved a first-class award in the People and Planet Green League 2012.
Edinburgh was one of 46 institutions that gained the top ranking in the league of 145 universities.
The result builds 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 mark out Edinburgh as an environmental leader among 'Russell Group' institutions; it is only one of five of these institutions to achieve a first-class award.
I am delighted that the hard work and innovative ideas of our students and staff have been recognised. 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
This article was published on May 29, 2012