The Joint Fee (Oakbrook Terrace, Unwell.) introduced a voluntary Sustainable Healthcare Certification (SHC) program for U.S. hospitals, efficient Jan. 1, 2024.
The SHC program, accessible to Joint Fee accredited and non-accredited hospitals and important entry hospitals, gives a framework to assist organizations start or increase their sustainability practices and decarbonization efforts. It consists of setting priorities and governance for sustainability initiatives, creating baselines to measure three sources of inexperienced home gasoline emissions, and growing an motion plan to scale back them.
The Joint Fee additionally has launched a web based Sustainable Healthcare Useful resource Middle that features key methods, instruments, literature, movies, and hyperlinks to assist organizations of their sustainability efforts.
Hospitals can start working towards certification instantly and apply for certification on this system’s formal launch date. Extra data and a pre-application kind is on the market right here.