27.6

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

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Sustainability at HealthPRO Canada

We believe that we have an obligation—to our customers, our communities, our employees, and the environment—to operate our business sustainably.

Our sustainability practices prioritize environmental sustainability, social responsibility, as well as stakeholder interests, striving to create long-term value while maintaining a positive impact on the communities we serve.

As Canada’s national group contracting provider for healthcare, HealthPRO Canada has a responsibility to be a leader in sustainability, which includes empowering our members and our suppliers to consider sustainable practices.

Whether it be on the socialenvironmental, or economic front, we are working with our members and suppliers to identify and implement more sustainable practices from production of goods to delivery of care.

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Resources

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


1.  Environmentally Sustainable Opportunities for Health Systems – Primer Series – Social and Green Prescribing: 

https://view.publitas.com/5231e51e-4654-42c2-accd-b722e21f3093/social-prescribing_en/page/1 

 

2.  Social Prescribing: 

https://cascadescanada.ca/resources/social-prescribing/ 

 

3.  Sustainability starts with community resilience:  

https://education.resilience.org/ 

 

4.  Nourish – Recruitment is now open for the next Anchor Cohort! 

https://www.nourishleadership.ca/anchor-cohort-3-overview 

 

5.  Leadership Sprint:  Climate resilient, low carbon sustainable health systems: 

https://cascadescanada.ca/training/leadership-sprint/ 



6.  Summer Institute on Sustainable Health Systems: 

https://cascadescanada.ca/training/summer-institute/ 

 



On April 25, 2023, HealthPRO hosted its second annual Sustainability Rounds, a virtual half-day summit focused on sustainability in healthcare across all aspects – social, environmental, and economic.

This year’s theme was Navigating the Shift: Tools and Tactics for Sustainable Healthcare, and this event was a chance to do just that as we endeavour to share tactical ways to truly shift our practices towards a more sustainable healthcare system.

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. 

Mainstage: Making an Impact Means Measuring Performance: Tools and Tactics to Measure and Track your Organization’s Sustainability Initiatives

https://vimeo.com/822994659/3ca0e424cb

Breakout 1: The Future of Supplier Requirements

https://vimeo.com/823008362/b4339fd1df

Breakout 2: Kickstart Your Sustainability Mission

https://vimeo.com/822991313/323479c3bd

Breakout 3: Ask Us Anything Panel

https://vimeo.com/823012505/c08ca2590f





The IPCC finalized the Synthesis Report for the Sixth Assessment Report during the Panel’s 58th Session held in Interlaken, Switzerland from 13 - 19 March 2023.

Read the full report:

https://healthpro-production.s3.ca-central-1.amazonaws.com/pdfs/IPCC_AR6_SYR_LongerReport.pdf


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


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/



Health PROcure

Health PROcure is a global coalition initiated by Health Proc Europe and HealthPRO Canada to advance sustainability, supply chain resilience and innovation in healthcare through the power of procurement.

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