Sustainability & Environment at LSTM

Sustainability & Environment at LSTM

LSTM is a centre of research excellence on global health challenges that affect some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world.  Given that the impact of climate change disproportionately affects the poorest sectors of society, we have an obligation to ensure sustainability is considered in all our activities and actas an advocate for climate justice..   

We are committed to: 

Developing and sustaining a culture of sustainability within the organisation.   

Embedding environmental sustainability actions within all activities. 

Raising awareness of environmental sustainability through communication programmes and activities. 

Facilitating, coordination and implementing continuous improvement in environmental and social sustainability.   

As a socially conscious organisation, we uphold and promote the core principles of accountability, transparency, ethical behaviour, consideration of stakeholder interest and respect for human rights, the rule of law and international norms of behaviour. We are a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and details of how we are supporting the Principles in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption can be found here.

Our policy on sustainability and environment can be accessed here and the infographic below illustrates some of our key targets. Our action plan is reviewed by Management Committee and updated annually. 

Our Sustainability and Environmental Committee is co-chaired by the Head of Estates (Kevin Stewart) and the Dean of Research Culture and Integrity (Hilary Ranson).

Workers' Rights

Living wage

It is LSTM policy that all staff working for LSTM are paid above the living wage, including HERA graded staff, and all staff working onsite through our external contractors.

Modern Slavery

LSTM works towards building a strong foundation to work from to contribute to the global fight against slavery and human trafficking. Further information on our contribution to the global fight against slavery and human trafficking can be found here.