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University of Gothenburg

Environmental work

Since 2010 Kristineberg is environmentally certified. It means that we are constantly improving our operation with a view to reducing any negative environmental impact and supporting the positive effects for sustainable development gained through research, education and cooperation with the surrounding society.

Certification

Since 2010 Kristineberg is environmentally certified. Based on the environment targets for the University of Gothenburg we work with different activities in purpose of reaching the goals.

Policy

All environmental activities at stations, departments and faculties strive against to follow the environmental policy in which all staff and students are requested to comply with the environmental policy, to prevent or reduce environmental impact and to take environmental considerations into all decisions. The head target is that the University of Gothenburg will be one of the leading universities in Europe in education and research within sustainable development and environmental sciences.

Handbooks

There are routines common for all departments concerning, for example, handling of chemicals and waste in order to decrease the risk of negative environmental impact.

For the environmental work at Kristineberg there is also a need for special routines concerning ships, aquaria, sampling and foreign species for example.

Audits

Every year there are both internal and external environmental audits performed at the university. Kristineberg is audited every third year. At the audits the activities at the field stations are reviewed from several different perspectives. Do we comply with environmental legislation? Do we comply with the environmental standard ISO 14001 requirements? Do we comply with our own routines and rules?

Latest environmental audit report (in Swedish)

Revisionsrapport Kristineberg 2018 (PDF)

Coordination

Every department or unit has one or two environmental coordinators in the Faculty Environmental Council. The environmental coordinators work with the activities that ultimately aims at reaching the environmental goals. From Kristineberg Lars Ljungqvist participates in the council.