Our policy for sustainable development formulates overarching goals for sustainable development and the strategy for sustainable development identifies nine objectives. Particularly prioritized areas where the university has long-term sustainability goals are climate adaption and gender equality.
The goals in the strategy are mostly overall and long-term, and set a direction for University West´s continued work. The strategy is built around nine objectives.
Objective 1: Education about and for sustainable development
Objective 2: Research on and for sustainable development
Objective 3: Sustainable development through work-integrated learning and collaboration
Objective 4: Sustainable travel
Objective 5: Sustainable consumption and the handling of resources
Objective 6: Circular material flow and safe waste disposal
Objective 7: Climate neutral and efficient energy consumption
Objective 8: A sustainable work and study environment on equal terms
Objective 9: Appropriate management systems for sustainable development
Based on the goals in the strategy for sustainable development, priorities are made in the overall business plan and the work units make their own priorities that form the basis for local goals in the business plan with the associated action plan.
The basis for priorities is partly the possibility of influencing the fulfillment of goals, and partly an analysis of strengths and areas for improvement. For certain target areas, there are time-bound quantitative targets, preferably for the university's environmental and climate impact from its own activities (eg for sustainable travel, sustainable consumption and energy use).