In daily operations at OzU, the integration and perpetuation of sustainability and the green campus concept are enacted through Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) policies. Environmental protection, waste safety, and energy efficiency are paramount in all activities. It's essential that the environmental management system is adopted by students, faculty, and staff, becoming a part of everyone's daily life. OzU considers environmental consciousness a key part of its organizational culture, and it's the responsibility of all leaders to foster and develop these values among all stakeholders.
OzU's Environmental Awareness is about ensuring stakeholders can confidently and openly share environmental information, recognize the distinction between acceptable and unacceptable behaviors, and commit to inquiry, excellence, personal responsibility, and self-audit.
To further develop this environmental consciousness, OzU backs it up with training, seminars, and events.
For new facilities, constructing environmentally sensitive buildings is a priority. From the planning phase in new constructions, academic activities, and all events bearing OzU's name, potential environmental threats are identified and measures are planned to mitigate risks, adhering strictly to legal regulations.
Moreover, the policy dictates choosing materials, equipment, and systems with minimal environmental impact and establishing precautions against any potential environmental contamination during transportation, storage, and usage.
For more detailed information about OzU's Health, Safety, and Environment practices, please visit hse.ozyegin.edu.tr.