Providence Releases 2022 Environmental Stewardship Report
In this article:
- At Providence, we know that to improve the health of all our patients, we must improve the environmental conditions harming our planet.
- We’ve published our first Environmental Stewardship Report. It summarizes our progress towards becoming carbon negative by 2030.
- Our Director of Environmental Stewardship talks more about the report and health care’s responsibility to help combat climate change.
According to the World Health Organization, climate change is the greatest threat to public health. At Providence, we believe in our mission of creating health for a better world. And to us, health care extends beyond the walls of our hospitals. We know that to improve the health of all our patients, we must improve the environmental conditions harming our planet.
In April 2020, we announced our climate pledge to become carbon negative by 2030. This means we plan to remove or offset more carbon dioxide (greenhouse gases) from the atmosphere than we emit. It’s a large undertaking. But we’re excited to lead the health care sector in sustainability efforts.
We’ve been hard at work, collecting data, understanding our current habits and making plans to achieve our goals. And to prove it, we’ve compiled our efforts into our first Environmental Stewardship Report released Thursday, April 21, 2022.