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."
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.
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.
"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
The categories on which NHH and the other universities and colleges are to be measured are:
- Area utilization
Sustainability in education
Research for the green shift
(Biodiversity from 2021)
"Everyone will be the winner if we manage to make the higher education sector greener," Nybø said at the conference.