Climate change is a threat to global public health. As one of the most significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, the health sector has an important role to play in tackling this threat.
A pioneer and innovator responsible for some of society's most important medical and technological advances, Stanford Medicine is committed to promoting the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve while safeguarding the environment for future generations.
We are, therefore, committed to carbon neutrality. In manifesting this commitment, Stanford Medicine can and will lead by example:
- setting a standard for sustainable practices,
- implementing innovative solutions, and
- reducing the environmental impact of health care. And in so doing, Stanford Medicine has a set of targets that are owned by the leadership team.
While this achievement will be a significant sustainability milestone, we know this is just the beginning. In the years ahead, we will continue to explore, identify, and pursue ways to further reduce carbon emissions and the environmental impact of our value chain.
Through this undertaking, we will collaborate with the people we employ, the patients and communities we are privileged to serve, experts and thought leaders in environmental and public health, the Stanford University enterprise and the broader health sector.
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