Sustainable health care

Healthy planet, healthy people

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Corewell Health recognizes the strong interconnection between human and environmental health. We are committed to protecting the natural environment by greening our operations and investing in the health of our local communities.

Our pledge

As an organization, we pledge to reduce 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.

Our sustainability goals

• Recycle, compost or reprocess 40% of waste.

• Purchase 20% of total food products from local, diverse and sustainable sources.

• Double spending with certified women and minority-owned businesses.

• Reduce carbon emissions from energy consumption by 15%.

• Reduce greenhouse gas emissions specific to anesthetic gas by 50%.

• Half of newly purchased or leased fleet vehicles will be electric, hybrid or alternative fuel.

• All Corewell Health facilities will be carbon neutral by 2040.