University of Cyberjaya (UoC) defines sustainability as a term that encompasses all aspects of ethical business practices by addressing relevant Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) issues responsibly and profitably.
The University recognises the importance of sustainability and its increasing impact to our operations. We are committed to understanding and implementing sustainable practices and to exploring the benefits to the university whilst attempting to achieve the right balance between the needs of the wider community and our focus on delivering quality education to our students.
- Ensuring that all management provides leadership in the Health, Safety and Environment (“HSE”) aspects of operations;
- Ensuring HSE hazards will be assessed, where possible eliminated, and where this is not the case reduced to a risk level which is considered as low as reasonably practicable;
- Being mindful of the university’s environmental emissions, waste and the use of energy;
- Developing and promoting initiatives to reduce the university’s emissions, waste and the use of energy and water.
- Maintaining a safe and healthy workforce;
- Recruiting and retaining high potential and high performing employees;
- Using training and development as a strategic investment and a way of shaping culture, good standard of practices, quality services and behaviour;
- Enabling employees to further develop and enhance their professional and personal skills;
- Providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees;
- Actively encouraging our people to get involved in CSR activities/programmes;
- Regularly updating strategies, policies, procedures and provide relevant training;
- Establishing and continuously improving appropriate governance structures and processes;
- Identifying and managing risks responsibly;
- Planning for long-term resources including human and financial
- Ensuring all regulatory requirements are met in the development and delivery of programmes
The University affirms its commitment to monitoring and managing its use of water in daily operations as part of an overall goal towards sustainable use of resources.
The above is achieved by:-
- Raising awareness on sustainable use of water on campus
- Installing aerator in high-traffic washrooms to reduce tap water usage.
- Installing spring loaded push auto-stop faucets that will shutdown automatically to reduce wastage and adjusting the shutdown timing to the minimum
- Reusing rainwater for watering of plants at the garden
- Promptly repairing any leaks in the campus
- Monitoring and reporting monthly water usage
The usage of energy in the campus is a critical metrics tracked by the University’s Facilities Department. The management has identified 2 main initiatives that aims to reduce our energy usage per sqft of campus floor space occupied.
Top further reduce lighting cost, the campus office tower has been designed with almost 360° of reinforced laminated windows which allows for maximum natural lighting into the shared workspace area while greatly reducing heat absorption.
The design for the new campus emphasis non-airconditioned corridors & open areas with natural lighting and air flow thus reducing the total air-conditioned floorspace. Air-condition to individual rooms can also be independently switched off thus reducing the total energy consumption throughout the day.
Recycling & Waste Management
As part of our commitment to protecting the environment and reducing waste levels, we have adopted the following specific aims:-
- Cultivate a work ethic with a high level of awareness of waste management, waste minimisation and a desire to recycle and reuse materials when practical.
- Promote economy in the use of materials generally and in particular paper and the selection of print formats and document styles in our offices.
- Encourage the use of recycled/reclaimed materials; materials form sustainable sources and those that are suitable for disposal by recycling.
- Minimise waste by encouraging the exchange and reuse of equipment and materials amongst departments and on our construction sites.
- Develop waste management strategies that include recycling procedures and schemes.
- Encourage employees in our office and on our sites to promote and establish recycling schemes that are relevant to their individual activities.
- Adhering to the highest standards of waste management and disposal with regards to Scheduled Waste and other hazardous materials.
Specific Steps in Place include:
- Encouraging double sided prints and reuse of printed papers
- Collection of unused office papers at each copies point
- Supplying unused officer papers for recycling
- Gathering plastics and other recyclable waste on campus using separator bins
- Appointing a competent & licenced contractor for disposal of scheduled waste (hazardous)
- Reporting outcome of recycling initiative sin the annual report of the holding company
University of Cyberjaya (UoC) is committed to maintaining and developing standards of excellence in its research, teaching and administrative practice. In support of its strategic aims and objectives, the University College aspires to the highest standards of safety, health and environmental management. Staff training and development at all levels is a key contributor to successful safety, health and environmental management.
Providing appropriate information, instruction and training will assist UoC to:
- Achieve “zero accident” objective through the implementation of occupational safety and health initiatives;
- Ensure staff and students are capable of undertaking their duties in an effective and efficient manner in accordance with safety, health and environmental legislation;
- Develop a positive working environment, where safety and healthy working environment and working procedure contribute towards effective and efficient operational processes;
- Achieve the strategic aim of becoming a world repute institution;
- Reduce the risk of staff, students and visitors etc. being injures or made ill as a result of University College activities; and
- Meet the University College’s legal duty of care to protect the health and safety of our staff, students, visitors and anyone else who may be affected by the University College’s activities.
Every staff must co-operate so that the University is able to comply with all its statutory duties. The successful implementation of this policy requires total commitment from all staff. Each individual has a legal obligation to take reasonable care of his or her own safety and health, and for the safety of other people who may be affected by his or her acts or omissions.
This policy will be regularly monitored to ensure that the objectives are achieved. It will be reviewed and if necessary, revised in the light of legislative or organisational changes.
Emission Control Initiatives & Transportation Policy
The university is committed to facilitating equitable access to a variety of affordable transport options designed to enhance the student and staff experience.
- The corporate citizen of the Cyberjaya township, all staff of the university will have access to the Cyberjaya Dedicated Transportation System (DTS) which facilitates easy shared transport to and from work.
- Staff wishing to register for the DTS service may contact eth Human Resource Department for assistance.
- The university provides a FREE University Shuttle Service for all enrolled students based on affixed schedule r=thus reducing the need for use of private vehicles.
- The University Shuttle Service provides connection between the student hostel, nearby commercials areas and the nearest public transportation hub which includes the intercity-bus service and the Express Rail Links.
- The university also supports the use of bicycles and shared biking service by providing a safe and secure parking location for bicycles.
- CUCMS uses a shared fleet management with a neighbouring university thus reducing the need for a separate fleet for both institutions and increasing the vehicle occupancy per trip for better efficiency.
- All vehicles operated are subject to annual service and emission inspection by PUSPAKOM, a government-appointed computerized vehicle inspection service provider. This is to ensure all vehicles are meeting emission and safety standards as required.