NHH to be Eco-Lighthouse

The working group: Bård Johansen (mentor from Sammen), Maria Fjogstad (student, deputy head of NHHS Green Team), Bjørn Basberg (SAM), Olav Flatås (safety representative), Klas Rønning (Director of Property Management and project leader) and Anette Undheim (procurement adviser at the Office of Finance and Accouting ). Eli Winther (HR) was not present when the photo was taken.
The working group: Bård Johansen (mentor from Sammen), Maria Fjogstad (student, deputy head of NHHS Green Team), Bjørn Basberg (SAM), Olav Flatås (safety representative), Klas Rønning (Director of Property Management and project leader) and Anette Undheim (procurement adviser at the Office of Finance and Accouting ). Eli Winther (HR) was not present when the photo was taken.
By Astri Kamsvåg

16 January 2020 08:42

NHH to be Eco-Lighthouse

Already by the summer of 2020, NHH will be environmentally certified, says Klas Rønning, Director of Office of Property Management at NHH: "The certification is important for NHH. We want to contribute in reducing the environmental footprint. The Ministry of Research and Higher Education requires it, and current and future students and employees expect it."

Eco-Lighthouse logo

Certification and environmental management

The Eco-Lighthouse certification scheme is a concrete and effective tool that helps enterprises make smart and profitable environmental choices.

Eco-Lighthouse is Norways’s most widery used certification scheme for enterprises seeking to document their environmental efforts and demonstrate social responsibility.

Eco-Lighthouse enterprises work towards satisfying requirements and implementing environmental measures on a systematic and ongoing basis in order to create more environmentally friendly operations and safer work environments.

Five areas

Through a digital system, NHH gets specific tools to work focussed to improve our environmental performance in the areas of waste, transport, procurement, energy use, waste management and the working environment.

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Director of Property Management is in charge of the certification process at NHH.
Director of Property Management is in charge of the certification process at NHH.

"This scheme will give NHH good conditions to contribute to achieving several of the UN's sustainability goals", says Klas.

Ministry launches green assessment card

Universities and colleges will be climate-checked at nine points on a new assessment card, stated Minister of Research and Higher Education Iselin Nybø at the 'Contact Conference for Research and Higher Education' on 14 January 2020. The conference is Nybø's annual gathering for rectors, directors and other key persons at Norwegian universities, colleges and research institutes.

The categories on which NHH and the other universities and colleges are to be measured are:

  1. Area utilization
  2. Procurement
  3. Waste
  4. Energy production
  5. Energy consumption
  6. Domestic flights
  7. Flights abroad
  8. Sustainability in education
  9. Research for the green shift
  10. (Biodiversity from 2021) 

"Everyone will be the winner if we manage to make the higher education sector greener," Nybø said at the conference.

UN sustainable development goal no 10 for night hike

NHH has chosen the UN's Sustainability Goal number 10 - "Reduce inequality within and among countries" for the night hike on Saturday 16 November. Would you like to participate, either at NHH's stand or to do the hike? NHH encourages all employees to join.

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