Auditing and improvements
Continual improvement is a key concept in environmental management. The organization must be able to demonstrate that their work leads to environmental improvements. The environmental management system is reviewed every year to determine the extent to which the requirements are met. This review is formally called an audit.
Internal environmental audits are conducted each autumn at KTH and include all schools, UF and KTH central. Internal auditors are members of KTH Sustainability Office and KTH’s environmental consultants. Audits consist of interviews with key people (e.g. school deans, heads of administration, environmental representatives and purchasers) and visits to labs or other facilities. An audit report, including any deviations is compiled and sent after the audit.
External environmental audits are conducted in April each year by an accredited certification body. The extent of the audit varies, every third year a comprehensive recertification audit is conducted, covering all of KTH, while the other years an audit of a random selection is conducted. Last year a certification audit was conducted in April 2015.