Environmentally conscious SAMK

We take notice of our environmental responsibility.  SAMK has an environmental policy and we have committed ourselves to the goals signed at the climate commitment.

SAMK's sustainability and responsibility programme

At SAMK, we have been promoting sustainable development in an organised and continuous way for more than 10 years. SAMK's first sustainable development action plan was launched in 2012. SAMK has signed its own environmental policy and joined the town of Pori as a climate partner. The agreement between the city of Pori and Satakunta University of Applied Sciences was signed in 2017. The roof of the Pori campus has solar power systems with a combined output of about 30 kW. The systems are used in both teaching and research.

SAMK wants to do its part to build a sustainable and responsible future. The strategic goal of SAMK is to be carbon-neutral by 2030. Sustainability and responsibility affect all operations. Responsibility will be reflected in SAMK's values and operations more and more strongly. SAMK is responsible for educating skilled workforce for the needs for modern and multidisciplinary working life in Satakunta region and nearby regions, as well as in selected fields throughout Finland.

In autumn 2023, SAMK's second sustainability and responsibility programme will be launched. It has been created in cooperation with the personnel and the student organization SAMMAKKO. The measures of the programme promote sustainable development and responsibility at SAMK. The work is continuous and development activities are carried out one step at a time. New objectives are constantly being added to the programme and the it's measures are monitored annually in the management review. SAMK's sustainable development and responsibility are regularly reported both inside and outside the community.

Responsibility means that we take into account the direct and indirect effects on the surrounding society in all our activities.

Sustainable development means ecologically, socially, culturally and economically sustainable development.

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