Innovation & Enterprise


UCL wins Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Sustainability award

6 December 2017

We're extremely pleased to announce that last Thursday night, UCL received the Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Sustainability award at the Camden Business Awards.

The Green UCL team with Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council

UCL enjoyed a successful night at the Camden Business Awards on Thursday, winning the Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Sustainability award. UCL was also Highly Commended in the Employer of the Year category.

The Camden Business Awards recognise the accomplishments of Camden’s businesses and organisations. With 50,000 staff and students and a large, 200-year old estate in Bloomsbury, UCL has an important role to play in driving sustainability in Camden, and as one of the borough’s leading employers.

The awards were also an important opportunity to celebrate the many successful businesses and enterprises in UCL’s local area. Reflecting UCL’s role in developing the next generation of talent and enterprise in Camden, UCL sponsored the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, won by the Camden Tea Company.

Completing a great night for UCL, In2ScienceUK, a UCL-supported non-profit organisation, was Highly Commended in the Knowledge Partners Award category. In2ScienceUK works from UCL’s BaseKX incubator and supports young people from low income backgrounds through STEM study and careers, including placements at UCL.

Improving UCL's environmental and social impact

The Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Sustainability award is one of a series of awards UCL has received that recognise and celebrate the university’s improvements to its environmental and social impact.

In November, UCL received “first class” status in the People and Planet Green League for the third year in a row. Having steadily moved up the rankings, UCL was ranked 26th most ethical and environmental university out of 154 in the UK.

The awards reflect the work undertaken to address sustainability across UCL’s estate and operations, and to work with the UCL community to drive higher levels of sustainability performance.

Richard Jackson, Director of Sustainability at UCL, said: “I am extremely pleased that our efforts as an institution have been recognised. It is worth noting that the Sustainability team couldn’t have achieved this award alone. UCL has a strong Green Champion network who are tirelessly working away at making UCL more socially and environmentally sustainable. While we still have a long way to go on our journey, we are grateful to Camden for putting on this award category, we hope that our achievement will inspire other intuitions in Camden and beyond to follow suit.” 

Further information

For further details on what UCL is doing to become more environmentally and socially sustainable, and to get involved, visit the Green UCL website.


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