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GRID-Arendal is a non-profit environmental communications centre based in Norway. We transform environmental data into innovative, science-based information products and provide capacity-building services that enable better environmental governance. We aim to inform and activate a global audience and motivate decision-makers to effect positive change. Our vision is a society that understands, values, and protects the environment on which it depends.

GRID-Arendal was established in 1989 by the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment to support environmentally sustainable development by collaborating with the United Nations Environment Programme and other partners. The launch of GRID-Arendal was an outgrowth of the World Commission on Environment and Development, also known as the Brundtland Commission.

We work closely with UN agencies, regional organizations, national governments, and other strategic partners to create positive environmental outcomes and impact, particularly in developing countries. A major focus for GRID-Arendal is supporting fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris climate agreement, and other regional and international commitments. Our work is organised into programmes on Polar and Climate, Marine Environment, Waste and Marine Litter, and Transboundary Governance & Environmental Crime, supported by the Project Support Office and the Productions and Communications office. 

GRID-Arendal Strategic Plan 2022-2025

GRID-Arendal Organizational Chart, 2023

Connecting to find solutions - GRID-Arendal Annual Report 2023

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The chair and members of GRID-Arendal's board are appointed by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment to serve for a term of three years.

Annual Reports
Teaterplassen 3
N-4836 Arendal

Phone: +47 47 64 45 55
Email: grid@grida.no

Org #: 977182697MVA


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Public Policies

GRID-Arendal Procurement Policy 2023


GRID-Arendal chooses Miljøfyrtårn certification for enhanced environmental responsibility.

GRID-Arendal has been Miljøfyrtårn certified since 2009, a strategic move to enhance our environmental sustainability efforts.

Originating in 2003, Miljøfyrtårn (Eco-Lighthouse) is a foundation providing a robust and trusted framework for environmental management. All certified companies undergo recertification every three years through an independent third-party review, ensuring ongoing compliance and reliability for consumers. This process underscores a company’s systematic approach to environmental management within its industry.

Miljøfyrtårn certification requires organizations to meet criteria that promote positive environmental impacts. These criteria address how the operations, products, and services of a business affect climate, environment, and workplace conditions. Emphasising direct and indirect impacts through the value chain, the certification covers themes common to many industries, such as waste and reuse, energy, procurement, transport, biodiversity and land use, workplace environment, and governance.

By choosing Miljøfyrtårn certification, GRID-Arendal demonstrates its commitment to rigorous environmental standards and continuous improvement, fostering a sustainable future through responsible business practices.

Environmental Report 2023

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