Our Net Zero approach
Our commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2040 is a key part of our Ramsay Cares Sustainability Strategy. Our approach is overseen by the Ramsay Health Care Board and Global Executive.
Each business in the Ramsay Health Care group is responsible for implementing our approach and improving our environmental and sustainability performance
Ramsay’s greenhouse gas emissions will be reported annually against our targets and the targets will be regularly reviewed for consistency with the latest climate science and to reflect any significant changes to our business or baseline emissions.
NOTE: We will only use carbon offsets to neutralise residual emissions or go beyond our science-based emission reduction targets.
What are we measuring?
Health systems contribute to climate change primarily through greenhouse gas emissions.
The scopes of emissions categories are defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.
Scope 1 - Direct emissions e.g. emissions from anaesthetic gases, fuel and gas used in facilities and vehicles.
Scope 2 - Indirect emissions from the generation of electricity.
Scope 3 - Indirect emissions from categories such as waste, business travel and supply chains e.g. production, transport and disposal of medications, food, medical devices and hospital equipment.
Our Net Zero strategies
We are ambitious about building a sustainable and resilient business that adapts to climate-related risks and takes advantage of opportunities from the transition to a low carbon economy.
Our Net Zero strategies include:
- Maximising energy efficiency
Continue to invest in energy efficiency projects such as low energy lighting and heating and cooling upgrades.
- Greener theatres
Reduce anaesthetic gas emissions by using low flow and environmentally friendly options.
- Increasing recycling and reducing waste
Reduce unnecessary use of single-use items, where safe to do so; improve recycling and reduce waste in our facilities.
- Optimising onsite renewable energy and storage
Continue to invest in onsite renewable electricity generation. Focus on reducing fossil fuel use in facilities, as new technologies come online.
- Switching to renewable and cleaner energy sources
Increase sourcing of renewable and less carbon-intensive electricity supply.
- Understand scope 3 emissions
Work with our partners to understand and address emissions across our large and complex supply chain.
- Engaging suppliers
Work with our suppliers to take a science-based approach to setting targets.
- Embedding ESD in developments
Continuously improve and maintain development performance standards through Environmentally Sustainable Design. Develop climate adaptation and Net Zero plans so our developments are future fit.
- Strategic transformation
Grow and transform our business sustainably and adapt and be resilient to a changing climate.