Established in April 2017, the Campus Sustainability Office (CSO) is composed of the Environment/Energy Department and the Campus Design Department. Faculty and staff members work together in the office, with the Executive Vice President of Facilities serving as the head of the office and the director of the Department of Facilities serving as the vice-head.
Because of the importance of maintaining/improving sustainability of the university and the necessity of strengthening the governance of land and buildings on campus as a whole, the CSO is in charge of planning, designing, and overseeing policies on facilities improvement, while the Facilities Management Steering Committee is in charge of deliberation of policies.
The Establishment of the Campus Sustainability Office and Sustainability of the University (Environmental Report pp. 12-15)
- September 28, 2020 -- The Sustainable Campus Office, in cooperation with the Department of Facilities and Facilities and Environment Management Division, played a central role in planning and editing of the Environmental Report 2020.
Environmental Report 2020 (link in Japanese)
Osaka University emphasizes its social responsibility in the Environmental Report 2020, which is divided into two parts:
Part 1 describes activities to reduce environmental burden on campus, while
Part 2 features the “Special Report: Osaka University’s Social Contributions and Sustainable Development,” which details of activities to promote the university’s sustainable development