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ICR Receives Environmental Honour


Wednesday 3 February 2010


Cathy Scivier and Richard Meddings

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) is pleased to announce that it will be presented with the EcoCampus Bronze Certificate on 3rd February in recognition of its commitment to improve environmental sustainability.


EcoCampus is a scheme designed to encourage and provide tools to assist higher educational institutions in creating and maintaining good environmental and management practices.


The award will be presented to Cathy Scivier, Secretary of the ICR, in recognition of the organisation putting into operation the first phase of its Environmental Management System.The presentation will be made in front of representatives from all of the 17 universities participating in the EcoCampus scheme.


‘We are delighted to have been presented with the EcoCampus Bronze Certificate, as the ICR is committed to developing its environmental policies,’ commented Cathy Scivier. ‘We hope that we can continue to reinforce our dedication to the scheme by moving quickly onto the next stage of the programme and obtaining Silver level recognition. The ICR would like to thank EcoCampus for its guidance and support in helping us achieve the standards necessary to receive the Bronze Certificate.’



Further information on the EcoCampus scheme can be accessed at

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Notes for editors:

  The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

  • The ICR is Europe’s leading cancer research centre
  • The ICR has been ranked the UK’s top academic research centre, based on the results of the Higher Education Funding Council’s Research Assessment Exercise
  • The ICR works closely with partner The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust to ensure patients immediately benefit from new research. Together the two organisations form the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Europe
  • The ICR has charitable status and relies on voluntary income, spending 95 pence in every pound of total income directly on research
  • As a college of the University of London, the ICR also provides postgraduate higher education of international distinction
  • Over its 100-year history, the ICR’s achievements include identifying the potential link between smoking and lung cancer which was subsequently confirmed, discovering that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer and isolating more cancer-related genes than any other organisation in the world

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