Our hospital pursues an active strategy for environmental sustainability and resource optimisation. In line with the concept of Caring for People | Caring for the Planet, measures have been implemented which can be categorised according to 4 R's of sustainability: Rethink, Recycle, Reduce and Reuse.
We carry out awareness campaigns to make everyone feel the importance of their individual role in this area. In this way, we seek everyone's collaboration to achieve the goals of the other R’s. We have recently carried out the campaign for the Environment Day as well as the campaign for the rational use of water. Here you can find an interactive infographic with tips on how to help preserve the environment
In the last quarter of 2022 we installed containers for batteries. And, at the beginning of 2023 we have installed Reciclos recycling machines for plastic and cans. We also produce information material for professionals on the optimal management of healthcare waste.
In order to reduce the waste generation, several measures have been implemented, such as the installation of 4 drinking water fountains in the hospital’s cafeteria and the provision of a reusable bottle for all the centre's professionals. This has also encouraged the use of packaging in sustainable formats. Other actions being carried out to reduce the hospital's ecological footprint include: cancelling the irrigation during drought episodes; the project to install photovoltaic solar panels on roofs (aiming to achieve up to 5% of the consumption); the installation of low-consumption lighting and lights switched on by presence; the lighting control system and automatic regulation of the light level; the switching off of surveillance lights at night; and the automatic start-up of the coolers.