CISSS des Îles Receives Recognition for its Sustainable Development Excellence
The CISSS des Îles, a healthcare network in Quebec, Canada, has recently been recognized for its sustainable development excellence. This recognition comes from the Sustainable Development Office (SDO) of Quebec’s Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Fight against Climate Change.
The CISSS des Îles has been awarded the highest level of recognition, “exemplary”, for its sustainable development practices. This recognition is only given to organizations that demonstrate outstanding commitment and leadership in sustainable development.
The health network was specifically recognized for its efforts to reduce energy consumption, waste management, and the implementation of a sustainable procurement policy. They are also commended for their involvement in promoting healthy lifestyles and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Reducing Energy Consumption
The CISSS des Îles has made significant efforts to reduce its energy consumption, including the installation of energy-efficient LED lighting and the implementation of a building automation system to optimize energy management. These initiatives have resulted in a 21% reduction in energy consumption and a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2014.
The healthcare network has also implemented a comprehensive waste management program, including the segregation of waste and the promotion of responsible consumption. They have also implemented a recycling program for electronics, resulting in diverting over 5,300 pounds of electronic waste from landfills.
Sustainable Procurement Policy
The CISSS des Îles has implemented a sustainable procurement policy that prioritizes the procurement of goods and services that are environmentally and socially responsible. This policy includes the consideration of supplier’s environmental and social practices when making purchasing decisions.
The CISSS des Îles has been awarded “exemplary” recognition for their sustainable development practices by the Sustainable Development Office of Quebec’s Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment, and Fight against Climate Change. They have made significant efforts to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, implement a comprehensive waste management program, and establish a sustainable procurement policy. These efforts demonstrate the healthcare network’s outstanding commitment and leadership in sustainable development.
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