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Overall environmental audits and reports

Continuous improvement is a key concept in the environmental management work. KTH must demonstrate that improvements are achieved through systematic work with the environmental management system. Each year environmental audits are conducted to determine that requirements are met and work to meet the overall objectives is progressing.

Results - External Environmental Audit 2024

From April 22-25, KTH was audited by the certification body Qvalify. KTH received positive feedback on our knowledge, commitment, approach, and the work to integrate the environment and sustainable development into our operations, especially regarding our positive impact through education and research. We received positive feedback on the new governance model introduced at KTH with the new vision that means KTH is taking the lead for sustainable development. Regarding the visits to our operations, we received positive feedback that we have good order. We received only 4 minor deviations that we will address within a certain time. These mainly concerned laboratory operations and improved understanding of how the operations relate to KTH's significant environmental aspects.

Contact  to obtain the full report. Only in Swedish.

Internal environmental audit

Internal environmental audits are conducted every year at KTH. Internal auditors are colleagues from KTH as well as environmental consultants. The audit consist of interviews with key persons ( eg KTH highest management, school managment and key functions) and visits to labs or other premises. An audit report including any deviations is compiled and submitted after the audit.

To read the internal environmental audit report (in Swedish), go to the Swedish version of this page  or contact KTH Sustainability Office,


External environmental audit

External environmental audits are conducted once a year in the spring by an accredited certification body. Every three years, a more comprehensive re-certification audit is conducted which covers the entire KTH. Other years, less extensive audits are conducted focusing on selested areas of KTH's operations. The first certification audit was conducted in April 2015. Re-certification was carried out in April 2018.

 To read the external environmental audit report (in Swedish), go to the Swedish version of this page  or contact KTH Sustainability Office,