Siemens Healthineers: Towards a sustainable future
Healthcare is responsible for some 4–5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The healthcare sector has a vital role to play in climate change mitigation efforts, which will not only result in substantial reductions in emissions, but can often lead to enhanced patient care, staff satisfaction, and cost savings.
Siemens Healthineers has set clear goals to reduce net CO2 emissions to 130 kilotons in 2025 and become fully carbon neutral by 2030.
Siemens Healthineers and Dame Jackie Daniel, CEO of The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, have analysed the approach and steps that her hospital has taken to raise awareness of the problem and reduce its carbon footprint.
Highlights from the conversation:
- It is our role as leaders to make sustainability an integral part of our company's corporate culture.
- We have many options that have already proven to be effective in mitigating climate change and should use them consistently.
- We can better address challenges and create a greater impact if we collaborate.
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