BENCHMARKING VISIT TO UKM
25 July 2018 – OSHMO UMP has visited Centre of Risk Management, Sustainability and Occupational Health, UKM (ROSH) to benchmark UKM’s achievement in UI Greenmetric World University ranking. The objective of the visit is to learn how UKM manage their waste sustainably. In term of waste cluster, UKM’s achievement is better than what UMP has achieved in 2017.
All of green waste and food waste generated in UKM is composted. Most of the sustainability initiative in UKM is operated by Prasarana UKM. It is great symbiosis between ROSH and Prasarana that helps UKM in managing their sustainability initiatives successfully. ROSH also acquire great help from “Institut Lestari UKM” in gathering data and conducting researches which relate to sustainability. Ekorelawan, a student body also provide a great help in conducting programs that have benefited sustainability initiatives in UKM. Food waste segregation in cafeteria is monitored by students, college office and researches. With this integrated monitoring & effort, there is no wonder that UKM can manage their waste successfully.
Among other strategies that is used in UKM is to embed sustainability audit into OSH audit. UKM also held their own Sustainability Day that can promote sustainability initiative to all of its staffs and students. E-waste collection is a good initiative that will ensure the waste is manage properly, instead of it is being disposed as domestic waste.
OSHMO really hope that the information that we get from the visit can be applied in UMP. The challenge will always be to cultivate the culture, but it is the challenge that OSHMO must face to develop UMP as a green campus.