Environmental policy

SMHI has been carbon neutral since 2006. Environmental issues constitute a high priority and are an integral part of our management system. SMHI has been certified to ISO 14001 standards for its environmental management since 2003.

Environmental management

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 that has nine overriding environmental goals. In order to constantly improve the environmental management system, our work is regularly audited, both internally and through external certification organisations.

Environmental policy

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 shall ensure a total carbon offset for remaining 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 goals

The handling of indirect environmental aspects shall be integrated into SMHI's operations in such a way that the decision support provided by SMHI helps to reduce environmental impact.

All personnel shall achieve a knowledge level that enables an understanding of the environmental impact that each individual's day-to-day work entails, and what can be done to reduce that impact.

Environmentally hazardous substances shall be progressively phased out.

Environmental impact from business trips shall continuously decrease.

The consumption of energy and other resources in the internal operations shall be continuously reduced.

We shall have efficient, well-used systems for waste separation at source and recycling.

Environmental aspects shall be systematically considered in all purchasing and procurement.

SMHI shall have an efficient, ISO 14001-certified environmental management system that is continuously improved.

SMHI's operations shall be carbon neutral.