Environmental programs support departments across the University in meeting their environmental obligations as prescribed by UBC Policy #6 – Environmental Protection Compliance and UBC Policy #9 – Hazardous Materials Management.  Environmental Programs provides departments, faculty and staff with regulatory and technical guidance to:

1. Minimize the environmental impact of their operations.
2. Mitigate environmental risks.
3. Prevent and control spills and releases to the environment

HSE compiles and submits environmental compliance reports to various agencies at the district, provincial and federal level.