Ramsay commits to 'science-based' decarbonisation targets

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Ramsay Health Care says it has committed to both near-term and long-term science-based decarbonisation targets to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

The company said the commitment is part of its Ramsay Cares sustainability strategy. It has submitted a letter to the Science-Based Target Initiative (SBTi) and will commence the independent verification process by the end of 2022.

The company has set a number of carbon reduction targets, including a 42 per cent reduction in scope one and two emissions by 2030, supplier engagement and a long-term target of net-zero across the value chain by 2040.

It will invest in a range of projects focused on maximising energy efficiency, greener operating theatres, increased recycling and reduced single-use and waste, optimise the use of onsite renewable energy and storage, and a switch to renewable and cleaner energy sources -

CEO and managing director Craig McNally CEO said, “Taking action on climate is important to our people, our patients, our doctors and partners. It also makes good business sense, and we will work closely with all our stakeholders to ensure that the steps we take build a more resilient business that adapts to climate-related risks and takes advantage of opportunities that emerge as the world transitions to a low-carbon economy.

"Ramsay’s international reach means we can play a leading role in developing a sustainable and resilient global healthcare industry. Moving towards Net Zero ensures that Ramsay remains true to our purpose of people caring for people.