External audit gives the environmental management system the rating of "pass with distinction"

Since the last time, the target matrix that has been used up to now has been replaced with a support system for the management system, LOTS, where strategy must be translated into activities throughout the entire university.
In the audit, it was established that much of the work done to reduce the university's environmental impact, such as energy consumption, chemical and waste management, is done through Professional Services. What can be controlled more within the Faculties are, for example, emissions from work travel and knowledge dissemination that contribute to sustainability in society.

Follow-up and goals

Work travel and above all air travel are the university's main climate impact, and work around this has gained momentum through a Vice-Chancellor's decision on targets for reduced emissions of greenhouse gases. The goal is to halve carbon dioxide emissions starting from 2019 until 2030.
Within education and research, the integration of sustainable development and Agenda 2030 continues, which is followed up through the university's quality assurance system.

Minor deviations

In the audit, five minor deviations have been noted and work to remedy them is already underway.

A longer text with examples of improvement measures can be found in the news article in Swedish.

Read the news article in Swedish.