Environment and Sustainability

Baptist College of Health Sciences is analogous to a small city encompassing within the campus borders a myriad of diverse operations and activities that can impact the environment. These can include laboratories, student housing, vehicles, housekeeping, construction and demolition, grounds maintenance, drinking water supply, as well as the management of hazardous materials, ozone-depleting substances, asbestos, and hazardous, solid, and radiological waste. Many of these are regulated and have increasingly high operational costs. Yet they also present great opportunities for pollution prevention and the conservation of natural resources. 

Whether motivated by enforcement actions, a desire to improve community relations or reputation, the values and commitment to a sustainable future, and/or the need to reduce or avoid costs, Baptist College is spending more resources than ever before to comply with our environmental, health and safety obligations as well as explore the opportunities to improve environmental performance and sustainability. 

If you have questions or would like any information regarding our Environmental Management System program, please contact us at safety@bchs.edu.