Sustainability strategy

Our operations

We take environmental responsibility in all parts of the business. This means that we are thinking about the environment when we design and redesign our buildings, procure goods and services, prolong the life cycle for them or dispose of them. We challenge our suppliers and partners on their contribution to climate action and environmental issues.

Environmental and sustainable campus

BI intends to contribute to and develop a sustainable society both in the way we teach and how we operate.

All BI’s campuses are already Eco-Lighthouse certified and by the end of 2019 all conferences at BI can be organized in accordance with the requirements set by the Norwegian Environmental Agency for green conferences.

Campus Oslo gets all its heating and cooling from Nydalen Energy Central (geothermal). BI’s new Campus Trondheim is already certified as BREEAM NOR Excellent. The main part of the energy consumption comes from renewable energy.

Ensure that the proportion of renewable energy at BI’s Environmental Campus in Stavanger will be superior to 70 %. The building will be certified as BREEAM NOR Excellent.

"BI is on a positive journey when it comes to greener campuses and climate action in our operations. However, we still have a long way to go to achieve our overall ambitions to support the 1.5-degree goal. My hope is that we will learn from the pandemic and implement more sustainable operations in the years to come, continuously reducing our impact on the planet."

Wenche Dahl

Director, Facility

With the environment in mind

Every year BI is implementing a climate audit and BI works together with companies who maintain sustainability practices to all our campuses.

We try to use Skype for Business to minimize the need to travel to attend meetings and have also bought climate quotas for our flights.

All our campuses offer healthy, nutritious and short-travelled food for our students and employees. We have taken an active role in contributing to biodiversity by having beehives on the roof.

BI Eliminates Use of All Disposable Plastic

BI Norwegian Business School has decided to remove all disposable plastic/plastic packaging by 2022. The decision includes products such as straws, disposable cups, plastic cups and other disposable products with plastic coating.

It contributes both to less plastic and to less garbage. BI has atarget at obtaining a material re-cyckling degree of 65% by 2022, and has entered into partnership with Grønt Punkt in Norway.

Energy efficient campuses