Sustainability

We recognize there is a strong interconnection between human and environmental health. In order to deliver on our mission to improve health, instill humanity and inspire hope, we must purposefully choose actions that make a positive, sustainable impact on people, our environment and the economic health of the communities we serve: People, Planet and Prosperity.


BHSH System Sustainability Goals

By 2025:

  • Convert 70% of fleet vehicles to hybrid or electric power
  • Compost or reprocess 40% of waste
  • Purchase 25% of food products from local, diverse and sustainable sources
  • Reduce energy use by 15%
  • Double our spending at businesses owned by women and people of color

By 2040:

  • All BHSH System facilities carbon neutral

Healthy Planet, Healthy People

People

Our goal is to put people first by investing in equity and celebrating the health and well-being of our patients, visitors, team members, physicians, health plan members and communities.

Planet

We recognize the interconnectedness of human and environmental health. Our goal is to protect the natural environment by greening our operations and investing in the health of our local and global communities.

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Prosperity

Through fiscal responsibility, we can deliver high-quality, affordable care. As an anchor institution, we invest in our local communities, environmentally friendly products and services, and diverse businesses; and we remain mindful of the value and impact our dollar can have.

All team members are environmental stewards and have the power to make a difference. As an organization, we pledge to minimize our environmental impact by developing strategies that amplify and expand existing efforts—intentional purchasing practices, team member engagement, resource management, responsible waste disposal and operational efficiency—leading to our ultimate goal of carbon neutral facilities by 2040.