UiB has an environmental management system certified under the Eco-Lighthouse (Miljøfyrtårn) certification scheme.
What is Eco-Lighthouse?
Eco-Lighthouse is the most popular certification scheme used by businesses and organizations wanting to show environmental responisibility. The University of Bergen, as a leading knowledge institution, has a duty to take account of environmental considerations and social responsibility in all its activities. Eco-Lighthouse is based on lists of criteria the organization must fulfill, in the case of UiB, there are 120 such criteria. Being an Eco-Lighthouse involves taking systematic action regularly, as a part of the systematic HSE work at UiB.
Eco-Lighthouse at UiB
Being an Eco-Lighthouse involves a systematic commitment to everyday environmental measures, as a part of the systematic HSE-work at UiB. Eco-Lighthouse is all about lowering CO2 emissions, reducing energy use and waste, and use less paper and other products. For UiB to become greener, it is dependent on contributions from the organization and its staff, faculty and students. The Estate and Facilities Management Division is responsible for actions like improving energy efficiency, placing waste sorting stations or secure bicycle parking infrastructure. The Financial Services Division works with green procurement and ethical trading. All faculties and departments have their own environmental contacts, overseeing the local Eco-Lighthouse work.
Every faculty and division has its own environmental contact keeping up with the Eco-Lighthouse work across UiB. A list of these can be found at the web page for environmental contacts at UiB. The environmental contact is responsible for filling out the annual environmental report at the Eco-Lighthouse portal.
Eco-Lighthouse is a management responsibility, and must be followed up alongside the regular systematic HSE work. The environmental contacts have a supporting function in the systematic Eco-Lighthouse work.