University-wide sustainability objectives 2021-2025 and climate objectives2021-2045
KTH has decided on new university-wide sustainability objectives and climate objectives for the period 2021-2045. For the overall objectives, there are sub-targets developed as well as an action plan.
KTH's university-wide sustainability objectives 2021-2025 and climate objectives 2021-2045
This steering document has been adopted by the President (reference number V-2021-0087) based on Section 7 of the Ordinance on environmental management in government agencies (SFS 2009:907). This document is effective as of 2 February 2021. It governs KTH sustainability objectives for the period 2021-2025 and climate objectives for the period 2021-2045. The KTH Sustainability Office is responsible for management and issues concerning this steering document.
The following are KTH's six university-wide sustainability objectives, including climate objectives.
- KTH is a leading technical university within education for sustainable development in which all students, post-graduation, will be able to drive and participate in the transition to sustainable development and an equal and climate-neutral society.
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- KTH is a leading technical university within research for sustainable development and a climate-neutral society.
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- KTH's collaboration, research, and innovations contribute to sustainable development, gender equality and equal opportunities, and climate transition and exert an increased, clear impact on society.
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- KTH's work with sustainable development and gender equality is integrated into everyday operations, and employees and those working on behalf of KTH have knowledge and are provided with the conditions to contribute based on their individual roles.
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- The KTH organisation is characterised by efficient resource management and contributes to sustainable development and a climate-neutral society.
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- KTH is a leading technical university for climate transition and a climate-neutral society.
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For each university-wide objective, there are sub-targets.
Action plan for the university-wide sustainability objectives 2021-2025
This action plan has been adopted by the President (registration number V-2021-0088 1.2) based on section 9 of the Ordinance on environmental management in government agencies (SFS 2009:907) (the Environmental Management Ordinance). According to Section 9 of the Environmental Management Ordinance, the resources, approaches, and time frames necessary to achieve the sustainability objectives shall be stated in the action plan. According to Section 12 of the Environmental Management Ordinance, the action plan shall be presented, followed up, and revised for the work to be continuously improved.
The action plan describes measures, decision-makers, responsible manager in the line organisation, resources, and when the measures must be implemented at the latest and how decisions on the measures are to be communicated.
KTH Sustainability Office (KTH SO) is centrally responsible for supporting the implementation of the measures and continuously following up and, when necessary, revising the action plan throughout the year. This is done in cooperation with decision-makers and responsible functions within KTH. Within the schools and the University Administration (UA) and at the President level, the action plan is followed up twice a year in connection with the "management review and follow-up" in accordance with the environmental management system.