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”.
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
April 1, 2016