Healthcare centers operate 24 hours a day 365 days a year. A growing number of centres are starting sustainability programmes, performing the medical activity with the responsibility to respect the environment and the society. There are many ways that hospitals can better use their resources, reducing wastes by recycling materials and saving energy. Creating and maintaining a sustainable environment is the essential key to the success to the global competitiveness of a nation, as well as any business organization, while significantly contributing to the quality of life of every human being. The shift to a more sustainable business model in healthcare will provide the centre the community recognition and patient satisfaction of being attended in a centre which faces their responsibility with the environment and society.
In particular the evaluated competences are: