The University of Gotenburg began to implement an Environmental Management System (EMS) during 1998 and 1999 according to the recommendations given by the Swedish government, first in "Ecological sustainability" (1997) and "Integrating environmental issues in Governmental Organizations" (1996). In February 2000 the University Board decided that the objective for the university should be to receive an ISO14001 certification. After six years of hard work the University finally achieved its ISO14001 certificate in January 2006, along with an EMAS registration.
A sustainability report is produced annually. It contains both activities and progress in the administrative field, ie university operations, and in research and education at the University.
The 2012 Sustainability Report consists of Sustainability Results
2012 and Achievement of objectives for the environment and sustainable development 2012. The results of this work together with GRIG3 Content Index and The University of Gothenburg’s Annual Report 2012 satisfy the guidelines for sustainability reporting in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). You can read all the documents included in the University's reporting here:
University of Gothenburg adopted its first environmental policy in 1997. It has been revised a few times since then.
[15 Nov 2012] Welcome to a training course in the video conference program Jabber. With Jabber you can join any video conference from your own computer and other video conferences. Jabber is different from Skype or Adobe Connect since it is more user friendly, it has direct support from the University of Gothenburg, higher levels of data security, higher quality and the possibility to arrange meetings with many participants. The course will be in Swedish, if English is required please let us know in advance.
[31 Oct 2012] From November 1 2012 the University of Gothenburg has a new agreement with Sunfleet concerning the carpool.
[22 Oct 2012] Welcome to a climate seminar that will address climate change, attitudes and redefining the human-earth relationship. Are the human species a part of the ecosystem or do humans have a placement above nature? Why do people don´t want to change their mindsets?
Box 170, 405 30 Göteborg
Download a folder on the Sustainable University here