BTH works to contribute to sustainable societal development in many ways. On this page you can read more about this work.
The university is tasked with contributing to sustainable societal development. It must stimulate active participation in social questions and spread knowledge through education, research and innovation. The university is to be run efficiently and with the environment in mind. As part of our work with sustainability, BTH works systematically with an environmental management system that permeates the university’s activities and operations.
Sustainable development policy
BTH’s vision is to create a better world through knowledge, expertise and innovation in digitalisation and sustainability.
BTH’s environmental management system
BTH’s environmental management system aims to take strategic and systematic action towards sustainable development.
The sustainable development policy, environmental review and environmental and sustainability goals form the basis of the documentation and/or processes that govern the organisation of the environmental management system and its related procedures.
The Board of Governors approves the sustainable development policy that establishes the overall direction of the university’s systematic environmental and sustainability work.
Governing documents included in BTH’s environmental management system are approved by the vice-chancellor and the university’s sustainability coordinator has the operative responsibility for BTH’s environmental management system. The coordinator for systematic work environment management and gender mainstreaming at BTH has the operational responsibility for the social aspects of sustainable development.