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Awards and achievements

  • City was awarded a First Class Award and was ranked 5th out of 151 universities and 1st in London in the People & Planet University League 2015. The League is the UK's only comprehensive, independent 'green' ranking of universities. The ratings, published by The Guardian, saw City climb 18 places since last year, making it the highest ranking of all London universities.
  • City was awarded a First Class Award in the People & Planet Green League 2013 (June 2013), the UK's only comprehensive and independent green ranking of universities.  The rankings, published in The Guardian, placed City in joint 23rd position out of 143 universities and 3rd amongst London universities, representing an impressive increase of 36 places since 2012.  Additionally, City won a special Graduation Award in the Sustainable Food category.
  • The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme has named City as the most energy efficient university in the UK. The latest performance league table published (March 2013) by the Environment Agency ranked City in 64th place overall out of more than 2000 organisations and is based on 2011/12 carbon emissions and management metrics.
  • City's Environmental Management System has been awarded the EcoCampus Platinum Award and has been certified to international standard ISO 14001 (August 2012). Achieving these awards demonstrates the University's commitment to reducing its environmental impacts and to integrating sustainability into its daily services and activities.
  • City held its 3rd Annual Environmental Champions and Green Impact Awards celebration in April 2012 to celebrate all the environmental achievements of our student and staff volunteers. A total of 18 departments participated in Green Impact this year, with 5 Gold, 1 Silver and 11 Bronze Award winners. Cass Business School came out as overall winner for the second year running. The student (Sareh Forouzesh) and staff (Agata Lambrechts) Environmental Champions of the Year were also named and awarded.
  • City has earned Upper Second Class Awards three years running in the People and Planet's Green League table.
  • City was awarded the Local Organisation Hero Award (Summer 2012) by the Vegetarian Society for actively supporting National Vegetarian Week 2012, which included a vegetarian-only menu in the University's main cafeteria.
  • City has been awarded the Good Food on the Public Plate Award three times (2011-12, 2010 and 2009) for achievements made in developing and implementing a Sustainable Food Policy.
  • City was named the most energy efficient university in London, and ninth in the UK, according to a recent league table published by the Environment Agency (November 2011). The new ranking is based on how well organisations manage their energy use under the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRCEES), which was introduced in 2010. This mandatory initiative requires private and public sector organisations that use more than 6,000MWh of electricity a year to measure and report their carbon emissions. It covers more than 2,000 organisations across the UK, with City University London ranking as the 155th greenest overall.
  • City attained the British Standards Institute's Kitemark for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Verification (March 2011).
  • City received a triple win at Islington's 2010 Giant Green Business Awards. The University was crowned the Overall Winner Medium/Large Business Award, won the Sustainable Food & Eating Award, and was highly commended in the Energy Use & CO2 Reduction Award.
  • City was shortlisted for the first time ever in 2011 for the prestigious Green Gown Awards in the carbon reduction category. The Awards, now in their seventh year and administered by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), recognise the exceptional initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK to become more sustainable. With sustainability moving up the global agenda, the Awards have become established as the most prestigious recognition of sustainability excellence within the further and higher education sectors, as well as the environmental sector.
  • City was awarded the Good Egg Award in 2010 (presented by Compassion in World Farming) for ensuring that only free-range eggs are served at the University.
  • City became a Fairtrade University in July 2010 (accredited by the Fairtrade Foundation).
  • City's environmental awareness campaign (called "The Point") was awarded a gold award for the best internal communications campaign by the Higher Education Information Service Trust (HEIST) in 2010. The award recognises the impressive outcomes the campaign has achieved including: engaging with colleagues, contributing towards significant reductions in City's carbon emissions, and integrating various green initiatives.
  • City's Environmental Officer, Dawn White, was awarded the Robert Kitchin Award in 2010 for her work in raising environmental awareness at the University. This award is sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Saddlers and is offered annually to recognise the contributions of a member of staff who has significantly affected the development of the University.
  • City won the Best Environmental University or College in London at the Archant London Environmental Awards (2008) and 'highly commended' in this category in 2009. The award recognises the progress made over the previous 12 months in relation to achievements in lessoning environmental impacts.
  • City won an award for Islington's largest reduction in CO2 emissions (large organisation) in May 2008, thanks to an impressive 14% reduction of our carbon emissions in 2007/8. And won 2nd runner up in this category in 2010 after achieving a further 14.7 CO2 reduction.
  • City's Energy and Environmental Manager won the award for Green Champion 2008 at Islington's first annual Giant Green Awards in June 2008.