Cork University Hospital Group is committed to become a leading sustainable low carbon organisation delivering sustainable healthcare into the future. We are committed to energy management and continual improvement in energy efficiency in accordance with the HSE NHSO towards a Sustainable Health Services document (2013), Public Sector Programme and by adopting the Sustainable Energy Authority of Irelands (SEAI) Energy Map process and best practice guidance.
Cork University Hospital Group is committed to making energy savings and to play its part in meeting the national Public Sector Target 33% energy efficiency savings target by 2020.
Cork University Hospital Group recognizes that energy consumption can have detrimental impacts on the environment including climate change which is the biggest potential threat to global health in the 21st century. The Group is dedicated to confronting these challenges by embracing and promoting sustainable environmental opportunities and by translating best practice into action within the healthcare environment.
A multi-faceted approach has been adopted in addressing sustainability issues while maintaining a healthy, green and comfortable environment for service users and staff as well as addressing the need to reduce environmental impacts from pollution, waste, transport, water, ecology, materials and equipment.
By reducing carbon emissions the Group will help to play its part in the fight against climate change and becoming a more sustainable green healthcare organisation.
We are committed to:
- Becoming a leading sustainable low carbon organisation delivering sustainable healthcare into the future
- Putting the necessary structures and resources in place for effective energy management and to continual improve energy efficiency; to prevent waste and management waste effectively and increase waste reuse and recycling.
- Meeting the national Public Sector Target 33% energy efficiency savings target by 2020
CUH Green Charter