The Netcare Group of which Medicross is part is committed to conduct all of our operations in a manner which will sustain environmental resources. Our goal is to conserve and protect environmental resources across our operations, services and supply chain and to minimise our environmental footprint. Environmental optimisation is an important contributor to our quality improvement efforts and supports the Quadruple Aim framework adopted by the Group.
Our Group subscribes to the Kyoto Protocol and COP21 goals to limit global warming targets to below 2ºC but endeavour to limit it to 1,5ºC, and greenhouse gasses due to human activity to such a point that trees, soil and oceans can absorb this naturally between 2050 and 2100. We also participate in the Carbon Disclosure Project as well as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and are included in the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Series.
Our hospital, primary care, renal dialysis and emergency medical services operations as well as our head office are focused on
continuously improving their environmental performance through effective
use of all resources and efficient management to minimise any adverse
impact on the environment. Our Group's focus areas include energy and
fuel consumption, emissions, water usage, general and healthcare waste,
as well as green procurement and green facilities.
The security of electricity and water supply required for Netcare's high-acuity operations is critical in delivering the best clinical outcomes and patient experience. By adopting environmental best practices and limiting exposure to future utility cost increases, Netcare is also focusing on ensuring the environmental sustainability of its hospital, primary care, renal dialysis and emergency medical services operations.