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Internal environmental audits at KI 2017

This year's internal environmental audits at KI run mainly week 48 - 49. The departments LIME, PHS, KI SÖS and KIDS are being revised.

In addition, the Board of Higher Education, the Board of Doctoral Education, the Board of Research and parts of the Central Administration are being revised.

In order to have a systematic environmental and sustainability work, KI strive to build a management system for environment and sustainable development, that is certifiable according to the international standard ISO 14001. As part of this work, internal environmental audits are performed, to check that we follow KI's environmental and sustainability guidelines, and that we follow procedures, applicable legal requirements and the requirements of the ISO 14001 standard.

The internal environmental audits can be seen as a tool to identify areas of improvement in environmental and sustainability efforts and help KI to prepare for a possible future external audit. KI is also required by law to perform internal environmental audits annually.

Three year period

KI's entire organization is to be audited over a three year period, which means that each department is visited by the internal environmental auditor at least every three years. In this year's internal environmental audit, the following departments are being revised: LIME, PHS, KI SÖS and KIDS.

In addition, the Board of Higher Education, the Board of Doctoral Education, the Board of Research and parts of the Central Administration are being revised.

Meeting and visits

KI has hired Envima to perform this year's internal environmental audits. The audits will mainly consist of a meeting with the department management and the departmental environmental and sustainability representative.

The meeting is followed by a visit to the department to explore how the environment and sustainable development work is carried out in practice. Therefore, it is desirable that KI employees are aware of KI's guidelines for environment and sustainable development, applicable operating rules and where to find information about KI's environmental and sustainability efforts.

Audit report

After completion of the internal audit, the auditors compile an audit report with any occurring deviations. The departments that have been audited shall, for any discrepancies, establish an action plan and rectify these according to KI's routine for internal environmental audits.

Contact

If you have any questions about the internal environmental audits, please contact KI's environmental coordinator Ann Rämme Strömberg, e-mail: ann.ramme.stromberg@ki.se