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Procurement and waste management

Sub-targets for procurement and waste management to be achieved by the end of 2025 at the latest

5.6 From a life cycle perspective, KTH has an effective management of the goods and services purchased, used, and waste management within KTH.

5.7 KTH sets sustainability requirements in all procurements, calls and purchases, where possible, and the requirements are continuously developed and followed up.

5.8 KTH's total amount of waste has decreased in weight per full-time equivalent student and full-time employee equivalent by 25% (base year 2019).

Sub-targets for procurement and waste management to be achieved by the end of 2022 at the latest

5.9 At KTH, the amount of furniture and interior materials that go to waste management has decreased (base year 2019).

5.10 KTH's total amount of waste has decreased in weight per full-time equivalent student and full-time employee equivalent by 20% (base year 2019).

5.11 At KTH, the proportion of separated waste collection, including organic waste, plastic and paper packaging, has increased (base year 2019).

Action plan for the university-wide sustainability objectives 2021-2025

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.

Action plan for the university-wide sustainability objectives 2021-2025 (docx 89 kB)

Measures

  1. Based on an analysis of KTH's climate impact (2020), measures are developed and implemented in the organisation to achieve set objectives.
  2. Existing systems and procedures are developed to facilitate sustainable purchases of products and services and to follow up on the effects of environmental and sustainability requirements.
  3. A waste management plan is developed that includes procedures and measures to reduce the amount of waste that arises within KTH.
  4. Measures are developed and communicated to promote a reduction in the purchase of products, for example by extending the useful life of existing products, increased recycling of products within and outside the organisation, and purchases that promote circular business models where services are traded rather than products.
  5. Methods for recycling and reuse are developed to extend the useful life of products and reduce the amount of waste.  
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