Suggested Directives for MIT:
1. In recognition that problems affecting the global environment are
serious matters for all humankind, harmony with the environment will
be a top priority at MIT.
2. By establishing a structure for the promotion of environmental
preservation, enacting regulations relating to the environment, setting
environmental impact reduction targets, and similar measures, faculty,
officers and students in charge of environmental promotion will
promote environmental preservation activities. Moreover,
environmental audits will be used to confirm the efficacy of activities
and our efforts towards continued improvement.
3. Through a concise understanding of how best to resolve
environmental problems facing the world, MIT will work to make
contributions to society through the development of highly reliable
technologies and projects that meet those needs.
4. MIT gives due consideration to reducing the environmental effects a
project will have throughout its entire life cycle, from the R&D and
design stages, through to production, logistics, use, and disposal.
5. MIT will investigate and examine the effect of its institutional
operations on the environment and seek to introduce new
technologies and materials with superior functionality regarding
environmental safety, energy conservation and resource conservation.
6. In addition to observing international, national and local regulations
with regard to the environment, MIT will develop its own standards
where necessary to maintain environmental conservation.
7. In addition to working towards enhancing the environmental
awareness of its students and employees, MIT will focus its activities
on society at large, contributing to that society through environmental
preservation activities carried out from a broad perspective. Should
an environmental problem arise as a result of MIT activities, MIT will
take appropriate steps to minimize the impact on the environment.
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