One of the goals of Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, is that SMHI should be a resource in Swedish environmental work. We focus greatly on both promoting the national environmental work, which aims to fulfil Sweden's environmental goals, and on continuously adapting our operations to reduced environmental load.
Based on a comprehensive environmental audit, we have established an environmental policy for SMHI. In order to constantly improve the environmental management system, our work is regularly audited, both internally and through external certification organisations.
SMHI shall contribute to sustainable development through applying its expertise regarding climate and environmental consideration to act as a resource for society and a role-model in its own activities.
SMHI's environmental work is characterised by continuous improvements where environmental consideration is a natural and well-integrated part of all SMHI's activities. The environmental consequences of activities are highlighted and analysed with the aim of reducing negative impact. Operational output shall endeavour to contribute to positive, indirect environmental aspects in society.
Legislation and other demands in society shall be fulfilled, and customer demands met.
Personnel shall be offered a knowledge base that enables environmental aspects to be considered in day-to-day work. Active involvement in environmental work among personnel shall be encouraged.
In procuring products and services and choosing mode of travel, environmental impact shall always be considered a priority.
SMHI's internal processes are characterised by environmental consideration, key features being the phasing-out of environmentally hazardous substances, economical use of resources and an ecocycle-based approach. Active initiatives shall continually lead to reduced carbon emissions.
SMHI's environmental work shall be documented and made available to all stakeholders both inside and outside the Institute.
SMHI's environmental management system shall be certified to ISO 14001.
Environmental impact from business trips shall continuously decrease.
Environmental aspects shall be systematically considered in all purchasing and procurement.
SMHI shall cooperate with the property owner to develop and maintain a green office.
SMHI shall strategically support the UN sustainable development goals.