Overall environmental audits and reports
Continuous improvement is a key concept in the environmental management work. KTH must demonstrate that improvements are achieved through systematic work with the environmental management system. Each year environmental audits are conducted to determine that requirements are met and work to meet the overall objectives is progressing.
Internal environmental audit
Internal environmental audits are conducted every year at KTH. Internal auditors are colleagues from KTH as well as environmental consultants. The audit consist of interviews with key persons ( eg KTH highest management, school managment and key functions) and visits to labs or other premises. An audit report including any deviations is compiled and submitted after the audit.
External environmental audit
External environmental audits are conducted once a year in the spring by an accredited certification body. Every three years, a more comprehensive re-certification audit is conducted which covers the entire KTH. Other years, less extensive audits are conducted focusing on selested areas of KTH's operations. The first certification audit was conducted in April 2015. Re-certification was carried out in April 2018.