Environmental Management System
Working according to an environmental management system means working systematically with planning, measures and follow-up to reduce the negative environmental impact of the University. On this webpage, you can find the University’s environmental policy (miljöpolicy), environmental enquiry (miljöutredning), annual environmental reports (miljöledningsrapporter) and information about our recurring environmental audits (miljörevisioner).
Higher Education Institutions - Working Together for the Climate
Along with a large number of other higher education institutions in Sweden, Dalarna University is part of the Climate Framework. Its ambition is that the higher education sector will contribute to the climate transition in a way that corresponds with national and international commitments.
Sustainable Development Goals
Dalarna University has adopted eight sustainable development goals. Three of them focus on the environmental impact of the University: Meetings and Travel; Buildings and Energy; and Circular Resource Flows. Read more about each of these below or read the sustainable development goals in full in the document titled Goals and Activities for Sustainable Development at Dalarna University 2021-2026 (pdf) on Goals for Sustainable Development.
Meetings and Travel
Dalarna University aims to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases from work trips by 6 percent each year. How this will be achieved depends largely on how we make use of our experiences from the pandemic, which resulted in more digital meetings and new work procedures.
Buildings and Energy
Our buildings affect the environment through their emission of greenhouse gases and use of natural resources. Dalarna University rents its premises from several property owners, and like us, they want to reduce the environmental impact of their buildings.
Circular Resource Flows
To reduce the environmental impact of goods and services, Dalarna University can set sustainability requirements when procuring goods and services, and it can also increase the level of reuse and recycling.