Certificate of Completion Awarding Ceremony for ISO 14001 Internal Environmental Auditor Training Course

On Thursday, November 4, 2021, a Certificate of Completion Awarding Ceremony for ISO 14001 Internal Environmental Auditor Training Course was held. The ceremony was attended by President Hisataka Moriwaki, Vice President Noriaki Matsuda, (General Affairs and Finance), Professor Masahiro Ebihara (Faculty of Engineering, Manager of the Environmental Affairs Office), and Professor Masato Yayota (Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Assistant Manager of the Environmental Affairs Office).

All facilities in Gifu University (excluding the University Hospital) have already obtained ISO 14001 Certification (international standard for environmental management systems), and volunteer university staff and students carry out ISO 14001 internal environmental auditing every year. In 2021, 23 students were awarded the certificates of completion. The number of environmental auditors is rising every year.

In auditing, participants check whether the university's environmental management systems are operated in compliance with ISO 14001 standard or not. They were first given a briefing on ISO 14001 and a method of internal auditing from experts. It was followed by an actual auditing as auditors on campus.

At the ceremony, President Moriwaki handed a certificate of completion to each student. The following are the comments made by the students; "I learned a lot when I looked the university from the viewpoints of "environment." "I came to know about the course from my senior and joined the auditing. I am pleased I could work with students from different faculties." "When I saw the university's environment flyers, I became interested in auditing. I would like to let other people know more about the university's environmental activities."

President Moriwaki said, "Many students are participating in the university's environment activities and also sharing their experiences with the students at other universities. I hope the newly certified environmental auditors continue their conservation activities. I also wish that you could tell your own experiences to your juniors for the continuation of protection of environment in the days to come." Later participants exchanged opinions about their classes and extracurricular activities both of which have been significantly affected by the prolonging pandemic.

It is strongly hoped that these young auditors will make greater contributions to the conservation of environment for years to come.

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