Faculty Advisory Committee on Environmental Health & Safety (FACES)

The Faculty Advisory Committee on Environmental Health & Safety (FACES) supports and advances Columbia University's continued commitment to promoting best practices in safety and environmental performance in all education and research activities, while remaining compliant with applicable federal, state and local regulatory requirements, agreements and permits.

FACES helps EH&S to establish research safety and environmental program goals based on issues and objectives deemed to be priorities by Committee members representing Columbia University's research enterprise. These programs will be fundamental to the Columbia University Environmental Management System (EMS), which is based on the concept of continual improvement, whereby the University strives to enhance safety and environmental performance by establishing objectives and targets, and periodically monitoring performance against these targets.