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ESSR Mission Statement

Our Vision

Our Vision is a campus where safety and sustainability are core values at every level of the institution.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide leadership in the identification and management of safety and environmental risks and to foster excellence in safety and sustainability through our technical expertise, our quality of work and our professional integrity.

Our Values

The Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk holds these Values as intrinsic to our mission –

Protect People and the Environment We put the highest priority in returning people home the same or better than they arrived. Through education, training and knowledge sharing we promote a culture of safety and sustainability.
Excellence We expect state-of-the-art competencies of ourselves and others in all areas of workplace safety, environmental management and sustainability. We deliver high quality programs and services to the campus community.
Leadership Our people at all levels, have ownership and take initiative in their areas of responsibility and demonstrate the safe, sustainable and environmentally friendly behaviors we expect of others.
Service We provide professional services to the University of Maryland community. We are a resource for those we support and we follow through on our commitments in a timely manner.
Diversity We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We are committed to inclusiveness and actively seeking and encouraging discussion and participation from a diverse group with different perspectives and experiences.
Collaboration We are committed to building partnerships and working together to find the best solutions to collectively achieve our goals. We are open to new ideas and creative solutions. We seek to engage and motivate the campus community to accept ownership of the University's safety