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:

  • Establishing a green team
  • Document destruction services
  • Medical device processing
  • Document management services
  • Capital equipment re-selling and recycling
  • Computer hardware disposal
  • LEED Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
  • Waste disposal
  • Fuel consumption
  • Green architecture and design
  • Efficient energy generation
  • Packaging strategy
  • Use of chemical pollutants


  • Improve patient recognition
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Establish consistent environmental protocols
  • Provides differentiation from other centres
  • Community recognition of the centre
  • Contribute to improve the quality of life of every human being