We may be known in some circles for doing our part to shine a green light on healthcare in Ontario. However that circle just got a little bigger thanks to an article published this week in Corporate Knights magazine, The Green Ward Results http://www.corporateknights.ca/greenhospitals
As it turns out, based on a variety of environmental criteria UHN is ranked number one overall. This is a proud moment for UHN because all our hard work is being noticed by some unusual suspects. Corporate Knights’ mission is to humanize the marketplace which means they are really good at identifying leaders and innovators in corporate responsibility not to mention their annual compilation of the who’s who of the most sustainable corporations around the world.
I invite you to congratulate your colleagues at UHN for their commitment to energy and water conservation, renewable energy, waste reduction and environmental preferable purchasing. All the little things hundreds of staff do every day help to protect the environment and that is not easy to do.
I also invite you to remind those same colleagues at UHN that the world is watching and we must continue to raise the bar and demonstrate to hospitals everywhere that “with life many things are remedied” so keenly observed by the Knight himself Don Quixote.