Environmental work - university administration and library

Last changed: 20 December 2021

For environmental work purposes, the university administration, university management and the library count as one and the same. Here you can read more about the local environmental management work being conducted by each unit.

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.

At SLU Ultuna, we want to minimise the negative environmental impact of business travel and make it easier to cycle to and from work. Read more about SLU Campus Ultuna – the bike-friendly workplace.

Forestry and Agricultural Operations Unit's environmental objectives

Fuel LBD 1.1

By the end of 2025, the fuel used by the Forestry and Agricultural Operations Unit's (LBD) for vehicles and boilers will be 100 per cent fossil-free.

Annual follow-up: This objective began to apply in October 2021, meaning follow-up is not yet possible.

Fuel LBD 1.2

As of 2023, procurements will include a requirement for fossil-free fuel for vehicles where possible.

Annual follow-up: This objective began to apply in October 2021, meaning follow-up is not yet possible.

Plant nutrients LBD 2.1

By the end of 2025, the Forestry and Agricultural Operations Unit's (LBD) will have introduced 10 new measures aimed at optimising the use of and/or reducing the leakage of plant nutrients.

Annual follow-up: This objective began to apply in October 2021, meaning follow-up is not yet possible.

Pesticides LBD 3.1

By the end of 2025, the Forestry and Agricultural Operations Unit's (LBD), in cooperation with academia, will have implemented 5 field trial or test results to evaluate different plant protection measures and shared the results with active farmers.

Annual follow-up: This objective began to apply in October 2021, meaning follow-up is not yet possible.

Biodiversity LBD 4.1

By the end of 2025, all estates will have implemented measures from the Svenskt Sigill list of biodiversity measures covering at least 2 per cent of the estate’s arable land.

Annual follow-up: This objective began to apply in October 2021, meaning follow-up is not yet possible.

Biodiversity LBD 4.2         

By the end of 2025, all estates will have implemented measures, corresponding to at least one (1) measure per 10 hectares, to support insects, pollinators and birds on and around arable land.

Annual follow-up: This objective began to apply in October 2021, meaning follow-up is not yet possible.

Environmental group

Environmental coordinator

Karin Bäckman, Division of Services, Security and Environment

Environmental representatives

Daniel Albertsson, SLU University Library, Alnarp

Mårten Granert-Gärdfeldt, Division of Communication

Emma Gurnell, Division of Financial Administration

Cissi Jansson, SLU University Library, Umeå 

Jürg Brendan Logue, SLU University Library, Ultuna

Saori Mori Lundin, Academic Conferences

Ylva Lönnerholm, Division of Educational Affairs

Alexandra Nikolic, LTV Faculty Office

Maria Sjölund, Vice-Chancellor's Office

Anna Wallander, Division of IT

Markus Wikborg, Division of Human Resources

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].