The Ribera healthcare group reduces its carbon footprint by 40% by 2020

The Ribera healthcare group reduces its carbon footprint by 40% by 2020

  • With data verified by AENOR) and taking into account the Hospital Production Units, emissions of gases such as carbon dioxide and methane are reduced.

The Ribera healthcare group has reduced its carbon footprint by 40% from 2020, based on emissions data per hospital production unit (uph), verified by the independent entity Aenor.

The carbon footprint is the “trail” of human activities that lead us to use fossil fuels. In doing so, we emit greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxide and ozone, and their concentration, increasing since the Industrial Revolution, is directly related to the increase in the Earth’s average temperature. The UN this year made an urgent call to “keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius this century by halving annual emissions of greenhouse gases by 2030”.

The Ribera Group hospitals implement measures and actions every year to reduce their impact on the environment, including the installation of solar window films, the closing of balconies, the installation of LED lighting, the readjustment of air conditioning set points, campaigns for responsible use of lighting and water, aimed at professionals and patients, such as “Turn off and let’s go” and “Press me when you leave”, or the weekly and monthly review of electricity, natural gas and medical gas meters to analyse consumption.

The Ribera Group is committed to protecting the environment and preventing pollution, aware that this commitment has a positive impact on the health and well-being of the citizens of the areas in which it has hospitals, clinics and primary care centres.