Environment and Safety Policy

Environment and Safety Policy

A, Basic Principles

KIT has conducted education and research on the principle of “cultivating our sensitivity and creating a universal technology that is harmonious with nature and beneficial to our spiritual welfare.” The world has seen serious environmental pollution, global warming, the depletion of natural resources and the destruction of the ozone layer and efficiency-oriented science and technology has been left stranded and needs reconsideration. KIT’s principle of “creating technology considerate towards both humans and the environment” is more important than ever.

Since 2001, faculty members and students at KIT have operated our own original environmental management systems in order to preserve and improve the environment. We have made efforts to foster students with “an awareness of the environment” not only in their educational and research activities but in daily life on campus, and to develop an “eco-friendly campus”.

Based on our past achievements, KIT is responsible for operating both the Environmental Management System and Safety Management System and for stimulating education and research to be more environmentally friendly and more safety concerned. KIT’s responsibility is also to contribute to the sustainable development in the 21st century of science and technology, by fostering students with “an awareness of the environment and safety” and developing “a sustainable campus”.

B, Environment and Safety Policy
  1. All faculty members and students recognize the environmental impact of their activities and maintain a constant awareness of both environment and safety in their educational and research processes.
  2. From the viewpoint of life cycle assessment, we encourage only those activities which conserve natural resources, save energy and reduce wastes at every stage of our educational and research processes. We thus reduce environmental burdens and enhance the safety and security of the campus.
  3. We strictly comply with the pertinent environmental protection regulations, controls and agreements, which relate to all the activities conducted at KIT, as well as the environment and safety protection standards originally established at KIT.
  4. All faculty members and students cooperate with each other to achieve the environment and safety objectives of KIT.
  5. We carry out periodic environmental auditing and constantly review and improve our environment and safety management systems.

This environment and safety policy must be documented and publicized not only to all faculty members and students of KIT, but also to the general public.

President of Kyoto Institute of Technology
Masao Furuyama
April 1, 2016

Environment and Safety Objectives

  1. Fostering human resources with “an awareness of the environment and safety”
    • Enrichment of education and hands-on experience of the environment and safety
    • Promotion of research relating to the environment and safety
    • Promotion of environmental safety activities by the students and faculty members
  2. Protection of campus environment
    • Developing a sustainable campus
    • Promotion of cleaning and tree-planting on campus
    • Improving smoking and bicycle-parking manners
  3. Reduction of environmental burdens
    • Reduction of energy consumption
    • Full control of water consumption
    • Cutting down paper consumption
    • Promotion of reduce/reuse/recycle (3Rs) of wastes
    • Encouragement of green purchasing
  4. Safety and security in educational and research activities
    • Proper management of chemicals
    • Proper management of laboratory liquid and solid wastes
    • Maintenance of a good working environment
    • Proper management of high-pressure gas and liquid nitrogen
  5. Communication with the neighboring community
    • Enrichment of education through public lectures
    • Issuing the Environmental and Safety Report
    • Creating a good relationship between the neighboring community and KIT