Sustainable development and responsibility

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Sustainable development and responsibility on LAB
LAB is an innovation institution for business and industry that promotes sustainability and responsibility in education, RDI activities, stakeholder cooperation and its operating methods in the everyday life at campuses. Climate change mitigation and a carbon-negative higher education institution by 2030 are our strategic choices. We will first strive to achieve carbon neutrality in 2025.

We improve business and industry by educating experts who promote sustainability and by producing solutions that are necessary for society. Innovations promoting ecological, economic, social and cultural sustainability are created in RDI activities in cooperation between students and companies. In line with our strategy, we want to challenge and be challenged.

In accordance with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda, we aim to safeguard the well-being of people and the environment and to promote sustainable operating conditions for cities and businesses. Our activities are also guided by the Ministry of Education and Culture's sustainable development policies that encourage strengthening sustainability targets in all education and stakeholder activities.

Sustainability in education

LAB will enact positive reform in business and industry by educating experts who think in a responsible way and promote sustainable development.

Sustainability in RDI activities and stakeholder cooperation

We are building a more sustainable future together with our partners.

LAB carbon footprint and sustainable campuses

The goal of the LAB University of Applied Sciences is to be carbon neutral by 2025 and carbon negative by 2030.

Programme for the sustainable development and responsibility of universities of applied sciences

We are committed to Arene ry’s Programme for the sustainable development and responsibility of universities of applied sciences. With our measures, we will reduce our harmful carbon footprint and increase our positive carbon handprint as a united front of universities of applied sciences.

LAB University of Applied Sciences maintains and promotes sustainability and responsibility in:

  • Our areas of strength related to research, development and innovation activities
  • The contents of education
  • Personnel expertise
  • Responsible management and the development of well-being at work
  • Cooperation with property owners to reduce our carbon footprint
  • Activities increasing positive climate impacts
  • Systematic reporting of sustainability work from 2022 onwards
  • In our selection criteria for investments
  • As one of our selection principles in procurement
  • LAB is also involved in UN Global Compact – the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative, and in the Societal commitment 2050 for the education of registered nurses, public health nurses and paramedics.

LAB focus on influencing the UN´s sustainable development goals

LAB focus on influencing the following UN´s sustainable development goals in particular: 

Good health and Well-being

Good health and Well-being

Decent work and economic growth

Decent work and economic growth

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Sustainable Cities and Communities

Sustainable Cities and Communities

Responsible Consumption and Production

Responsible Consumption and Production

Climate Action

Climate Action

Partnerships for the Goals

Partnerships for the Goals

 

More info

Kati Koikkalainen
Sustainability Manager
kati [dot] koikkalainenatlut [dot] fi
Tuomas Nevalainen
tuomas [dot] nevalainenatlut [dot] fi
Minna Krupka
minna [dot] krupkaatlut [dot] fi