Environment work VH faculty and UDS

Last changed: 04 January 2023

Here you can read more about the local environmental management work being conducted by the VH faculty and the University Animal Hospital.

More details about SLU’s comprehensive environmental work are available under Administrative support – environment. Here you can access SLU’s Environmental Handbook that contains information about the procedures and other documents that apply to all activities and organisations at the university. You can also read SLU’s overall environmental objectives and follow-ups and a wealth of other interesting information.

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Environmental group

Environmental coordinators:

Christina Larsson, tel 018-67 20 24
Karin Wallin, tel 0511-671 38

Environmental representatives:

Ida Waern, AFB
Peter Halvarsson, BVF
Susanne Gustafsson, HGEN
Karin Wallin, HMH (Uppsala + Skara)
Astrid Gumucio, HUV
Anna Svensson, KV
Lotta Berg, SCAW
Sten-Olof Fredriksson, VHI-VHC
Mats Pehrsson, Lövsta
Christina Larsson, UDS
Susanna Hallgren, Education Services VHC
Erika Roos, UDS
Jenny Hedenby, UDS
Maria Hedman, UDS
Maria Svensson, UDS
Sofia Ageheim, UDS

Report enviromental matters

If you have any suggestions about how to reduce SLU’s environmental impact – or if you wish to draw attention to something that does not conform to SLU’s procedures – you can submit a report via SLU’s reporting system, IA.

Non-conformities and improvement proposals are important in order to identify what does not work or what can be improved within the operation to fulfil the continual improvement requirement in ISO 14001. Non-conformities are requirements that have not been fulfilled. This applies to requirements at all levels within the operation, i.e. instructions, objectives and policy. For example, a non-conformity can be that an instruction is not followed or that employees do not work according to an adopted policy.

NB: When reporting an environment-related issue, select Environment in under the What? drop-down menu. A second drop-down menu will appear below: Underhändelsetyp [Event] where you can select either Avvikelse [Non-conformity] or Förbättringsförslag [Improvement proposal].

Local envionmental objectives VH/UDS

Silage wrap within VH and UDS

By the end of 2025, the silage wrap used within VH / UDS will be 100 per cent recycled.

Follow-up: This objective began to apply in January 2022, meaning follow-up is not yet possible.


Chemical waste at laboratories within VH and UDS

As of 2023 all chemical waste in the laboratories within VH / UDS will be sorted correctly.

Follow-up: This objective began to apply in January 2022, meaning follow-up is not yet possible.


Waste sorting within VHC

Reduce the proportion of unsorted and combustible waste and increase the proportion of sorted waste in relation to the total amount of waste within VHC. The long-term goal is for all waste that is recyclable to be sorted.

Follow-up: This objective began to apply in January 2022, meaning follow-up is not yet possible.

Local environmental and quality work at the Swedish Livestock Research Centre

Local environmental work in Skara