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Environmental Policy


Southern College of Optometry seeks to be a campus that is committed to protecting the health and safety of its faculty, staff, students, community and the environment.

Environmental Principles:

Stewardship: To empower employees and students to identify environmentally significant aspects of our activities and services, and to implement programs with targets and objectives that protect the health and safety of people and the ecosystem.

Continuous Improvement and Compliance: To enhance the environmental management system through monitoring, audits, corrective action and annual top management review to achieve improvements in overall environmental performance. We strive to meet and where practical exceed all relevant current environmental laws and regulations.

Operational Effectiveness: Reduce, reuse and recycle efforts will be made to utilize processes, practices, materials and products that avoid or reduce pollution. Appropriate training to ensure competency in and awareness of our environmental policies, reduction and prevention of significant environmental impacts will enhance overall daily operations.