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 meet society’s need for knowledge within meteorology and air environment, hydrology and water environment, oceanography and marine environment, and climate and climate change adaptation.
With its expertise, SMHI shall contribute towards sustainable development and the national environmental goals being achieved. SMHI shall contribute towards the implementation of the UN’s global Sustainable Development Goals within the framework of its remit.
SMHI’s environmental work shall be an integral part of its operations, and shall be improved continuously. The environmental consequences of SMHI’s operations shall be noted and analysed in order to reduce negative environmental impact. SMHI’s operations shall strive to contribute towards positive indirect environmental impact within society.
Transport/business travel and procurement are the aspects with a significant environmental impact. Business travel by air is the most significant environmental aspect.
When planning business travel, alternative meetings that do not involve travel shall be considered, and climate and environmental impact shall always be taken into consideration.
Legislation and society’s other environmental requirements shall be met, and stakeholders’ justified environment-related requirements shall be satisfied.
When producing goods and services, climate and environmental impact shall be taken into consideration.
SMHI’s internal work shall feature environmental awareness, characterised by the replacement of environmentally hazardous substances, economical use of resources and an eco-cycle approach. Active work shall continuously lead to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
Environmental work shall be documented, and shall be accessible to both internal and external stakeholders.
SMHI’s environmental management system shall be certified in accordance with ISO 14001.