24.9

million people

are victims of forced labour exploitation

3rd

highest polluter

Canada’s healthcare system is the 3rd highest polluter per capita in the world

80%

of people

displaced by climate change identify as women

Resources

HealthPRO has compiled a collection of useful resources which you can find shared below.


The 2022 report of the Lancet Countdown is published as the world confronts profound and concurrent systemic shocks.

Click to view the report:

https://healthpro-production.s3.ca-central-1.amazonaws.com/pdfs/The_2022_report_of_the_Lancet_Countdown_on_health_and_climate_change_health_at_the_mercy_of_fossil_fuels.pdf

We’re happy to share the post-event report of HealthPRO’s inaugural Sustainability Rounds event, featuring key takeaways and themes discussed by our esteemed panel participants.

Click to view the report:
https://healthpro-production.s3.ca-central-1.amazonaws.com/pdfs/HealthPro_SustainabilityRounds_PostEventReport__1_.pdf



On April 26, 2022, HealthPRO hosted its inaugural Sustainability Rounds, a virtual half-day summit focused on sustainability in healthcare across all aspects – social, environmental, and economic.

This year’s theme was Renew: Revitalizing healthcare for a sustainable future, and this event was a chance to do just that as we endeavour to share renewed energy, ideas, and approaches to build a sustainable healthcare industry.

We have compiled recordings from the event for anyone who wasn’t able to attend live, as well as for anyone who would simply like to revisit some of the panel presentations. 


Main Session

https://vimeo.com/704123410/5f8c2b3e8f


Breakout 1:
Suppliers in Action

https://vimeo.com/703877895/6647b0f41e


Breakout 2:
Reducing Health Care Related PPE and Single-Use Plastic Waste

https://vimeo.com/704094284/478a4eae8c


Breakout 3: Clinician Choices Matter – how everyone can be an advocate for environmental change

https://vimeo.com/704113616/8a31871717

Wrap-up Session

https://vimeo.com/704136706/caf8fcdf94




Click to view the report:

https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/report/2021/



Grønnköpingkið is a digital fictional hospital showcasing Nordic sustainable healthcare solutions.

The Nordic Centre for Sustainable Healthcare gathers and describes different solutions and products that can increase the sustainability performance of hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

https://nordicshc.org/gronnkoepingkidh.html


Buying into a more sustainable value chain (Celine Cherel-Bonnemaison, Gustav Erlandsson, Ben Ibach, and Peter Spiller)

“Two-thirds of the average company’s environment, social, and governance footprint lies with suppliers. Procurement leaders who take bold action can make a decisive difference in sustainability.”

https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/operations/our-insights/buying-into-a-more-sustainable-value-chain


The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care’s mission is to build capabilities and capacity in individuals and organizations to enable the development of green health policies and practices. Check out their work here.

https://greenhealthcare.ca/mission/#Learn-with-us


Canada’s Health System is Among the Least Green (Lauren Vogel)

CMAJ 2019 December

https://www.cmaj.ca/content/cmaj/191/48/E1342.full.pdf


The 2018 Global Slavery Index provides a country by-country ranking of the number of people in modern slavery, as well as an analysis of the actions governments are taking to respond, and the factors that make people vulnerable.

https://www.globalslaveryindex.org/resources/downloads/



Happy female factory worker

Sustainability at HealthPRO

HealthPRO’s approach to sustainability stems from a belief that Canada can do better.

As Canada’s national group contracting provider for healthcare, HealthPRO has a responsibility to be a leader in sustainability.

HealthPRO recognizes the need to implement better sustainability practices whether it be on the social, environmental, or economic front and is working with suppliers and members to identify and encourage more sustainable practices from production of goods to delivery of care. This includes empowering our members to make more informed decisions when choosing a supplier.

Message From our CEO

HealthPRO is committed across our organization to make sustainability a top priority. “We can do better - we must do better. Let’s get to work.

– Renato Discenza, President & CEO, HealthPRO