RISE's sustainability work is based on our mission and strategy. We contribute to a sustainable future and solutions to society's challenges. The sustainability work is managed and followed up by the Group's management, with responsibility delegated to different levels in the Group.
Sustainability work at RISE consists of two areas called "Our offer is sustainable" and "A sustainable RISE".
Our main contribution to sustainable development is our offering to the business community and the public sector and the solutions we create together. The sustainable offer means that RISE will conduct sustainable business with our customers and partners and continue the work of establishing the organisation as an important player in society and business.
A sustainable RISE focuses on RISE being an attractive workplace where employees thrive. At the same time, work is continuing to incorporate sustainability issues into the organisation and demonstrate that sustainability is a success factor for a modern research institute. Work on the two sustainability areas is further concretised through the Group's sustainability goals.
We work to evaluate our operations based on the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We do so by monitoring our projects and assignments to see how they contribute to a sustainable society and which of the SDGs they support. We call this RISE's Sustainability Declarations.
These declarations provide us with a coherent picture of how we are working towards achieving the UN’s SDGs. This assists us in our improvement work and means that our customers and partners can rest assured that RISE is focused on sustainable projects and solutions.
Examples of areas relating to our internal environmental work include waste management, chemical management, business travel and energy-saving renovations.
To ensure that our climate targets are in line with science, RISE has joined the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) by signing a commitment in 2022. SBTi clarifies how much and how fast an individual company must reduce its emissions to be in line with the emission reductions required by the Paris Agreement, in order to be considered to have contributed its share to what science says is necessary to limit global warming to a certain level.
RISE’s operations involve considerable knowledge and expertise and are dependent on competent employees. It is therefore important for us to ensure continuous skills development. Gender equality and diversity are prerequisites for a dynamic and attractive workplace at which everyone’s experiences and background are utilised. It is therefore important to combat all forms of discrimination in the workplace. We constantly strive to be an open and inclusive workplace for everyone. RISE conducts comprehensive work environment management with a focus on both the physical environment and organisational and social aspects.
RISE takes responsibility for financial sustainability by acting in the long term, for example, by making wise business decisions and maintaining good relationships with key stakeholders.
Read more about our sustainability work in our sustainability reports:
2022 - Sustainability report (pdf, 698.08 KB)
2021 - Sustainability report (pdf, 1.21 MB)
2020 - Sustainability report (in Swedish) (pdf, 1.33 MB)
2019 - Sustainability report (in Swedish) (pdf, 1.22 MB)
On 25 September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development together with 17 Sustainable Development Goals. With this, the world’s nations have undertaken to eradicate extreme poverty, reduce inequality and injustice and solve the climate crisis by 2030. The 17 SDGs are illustrated in the adjacent image. Learn more at www.globalgoals.org.