Sustainability policy and reports 

Our environmental policy, enshrined in the Environmental Management System, states that environmental responsibility and the promotion of sustainable development guide our strategic choices. Our environmental goals are summarised in the environmental programme, which is the foundation for evaluating and developing our operations.

LUT is committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as evidenced by the Rector's signatory in SDG Accord.

The quality system ensures that we operate in a systematic and transparent way while continuously evaluating and improving our activities. The university's quality management system was approved in an external audit performed by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) in 2015. The audit is valid for six years, until April 2021.    

In its guidelines on openness, LUT University commits to observe good scientific practice and the aims and principles of open science and research.

Our Code of Conduct ensures responsible conduct in all decisions within the authority of LUT or its employees. The Code of Conduct assures that every member of our academic community has equal opportunities to act. The university has signed Society's Commitment to Sustainable Development. 

The Equality Plan promotes equality and strives to prevent and eliminate discrimination. All members of our working and study community must be treated with respect. 

LUT has committed to the European Charter for Researchers and the European Commission's principles of good human resources policy and the continuous development of our research environment. LUT has been granted the HR Excellence in Research quality label in recognition of this fact. 

Reports on sustainability

LUT reports on the achievement of its sustainability goals for operations in relation to the targets that were set. LUT School of Business and Management also reports on its activities in accordance with the UN's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). 

LUT University's reports on sustainability: 

LUT School of Business and Management's PRME reports on sustainability: 

Sustainability extends to all our stakeholder cooperation, so LUT also requires sustainable operations and transparent reporting from our partners. For example, our goals for the facilities, functions and energy efficiency at the Lappeenranta and Lahti campuses are shared with the property operators, University Properties of Finland (SYK) and Isku Center.

LUT began operating in the new, energy-efficient Lahti campus in August 2019. 

Contact info

Kati Koikkalainen
Sustainability Manager
+358 40 584 2793

Annikka Nurkka
Quality System Manager
+358 40 0555784

Tuomas Nevalainen
Facility Service Manager
+ 358 40 684 3959

Marko Kasurinen
Development Manager
+ 358 40 683 1488