Greening the Supply Chain
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Kaiser Permanente has launched a significant sustainable purchasing initiative with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by the year 2020. A culture of sustainability in both… Read More
Hospitals spend 17 percent of their budgets on medical supplies. Hospitals also have an enormous energy footprint, are major water users and when it’s time to dispose of used supplies,… Read More
ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE purchasing (EPP) is not only about the end products that arrive in your facility. Being a sustainable buyer means considering the product impacts in the entire supply chain… Read More
TODAY, MORE health care facilities are embracing practices to eliminate the need for toxic chemical pesticides. While conventional pest control is a reactive approach based on killing insects and rodents… Read More
Even in health care settings that have an established culture of sustainability, external barriers—such as lack of local availability of a particular material or builders who are inexperienced or uninterested… Read More
Choosing waste management and recycling services? Evaluate them using our purchasing guidance.
THE HEALTH CARE industry generates a huge amount of waste. Managing waste and recycling services, volumes and costs… Read More
Every hospital can make a difference through proper purchasing.
As our Practice Greenhealth hospital members know, little changes can add up to a big difference.
Many of them have implemented… Read More
Easy environmental purchasing solutions may be as close as turning to your suppliers.
As hospitals and health systems seek environmental purchasing solutions to achieve their sometimes complex sustainability goals, many… Read More
Consider these supply chain strategies for reducing solid, regulated medical and hazardous waste
What comes in the front door of health care organizations through the supply chain also goes out… Read More
Reducing the risk of health care associated infections (HAI) through safer environmental cleaning programs.
The health care physical environment has historically played a role in the transmission of disease-causing germs.… Read More
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