The Fund works in a number of ways to highlight and minimize the environmental impact of its own activities. The introduction of an in-house environmental management system has there fore seemed entirely logical.
Based on the Gothenburg City environmental certification programme, the Fund gained certification in January 2009 and has been recertified yearly since then. The system applies the same fundamental concepts as implemented by the major ISO 14001 and EMAS standards systems, but is better suited to smaller organizations.
The in-house environmental audit shows that the greatest environmental impact caused by AP2's own business activities derives from the consumption of electrical energy and from carbon dioxide emissions in conjunction with travel. In-house goals have been established based on the Fund's environmental policy. The in-house environmental programme is managed by a specially appointed environmental group, and environmental training is ongoing for all members of staff.
In 2015, AP2 signed a 'green' leasing agreement with its landlord, Hufvudstaden. This means that Hufvudstaden and AP2 will develop action plans with a view to minimizing the premises' environmental impact. Among other elements, this will involve the exclusive utilization of 'green' electricity, the implementation of measures to reduce energy consumption and improvements to waste management.