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Environment and sustainable development

KTH contributes to sustainable development by providing educational programmes, conducting research and by interacting with the surrounding community. Through its activities, KTH also impacts the environment in practical terms through the consumption of materials and water, energy and chemicals, travel and transport and construction, and indirectly through purchasing and procurement.

KTH's New Sustainability Objectives 2021-2025

KTH's present Sustainablity Objectives end December 2020. Work to develop new sustainability objectives for 2021-2025 began in april 2020. As part of KTH’s commitment to The Climate Framework KTH established climate objectives and measures during 2020. Our climate objectives will be integrated into the new sustainability objectives.

The development process has involved KTH leadership, employees, students and other stakeholders through dialogue and workshops throughout the spring and fall. Feedback from these meetings have been considered in revisions to the current draft. A final draft will be presented to the Strategic Council in November. 

A decision is expected by December 1st and the objectives will enter into force January 1st 2021.

Climate framework for universities and colleges

Swedish universities develop comprehensive framework for their climate work

37 Swedish universities and colleges have created a combined climate framework to serve as the basis for individual climate strategies, with the goal of coming into line with the Paris agreement’s 1.5C warming limit by the year 2030. This ambitious plan aims to both reduce direct emissions and increase involvement in societal climate questions.

Climate objectives and measures

KTH has developed overall climate objectives and measures as part of KTH's committment to the Climate Framework for universities and colleges.

Learn more about KTH's climate objectives

KTH's environmental system ISO 14001:2015 

week 43 and 45

Internal Environmental Audit

The annual internal environmental audit will take place week 43 and week 45. This year the auditors will together with personnel at KTH Schools and GVS focus on: Sustainability in the educational processes, institutions organization and steering, biodiversity and ecosystem services, as well as food and food services.

April 20-21

External environmental audit

During April, the annual external environmental audit will be conducted at KTH and includes all schools and GVS. The purpose of the audit is to identify how well the environmental management system is integrated and performing at KTH och to measure how the work with KTH's sustainability objectives is progressing.

Read more about internal and external environmental audits.

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