Vizient to Lower GHG Emissions - Smart Energy Decisions

GHG Emissions  -  June 1, 2022

Vizient to Lower GHG Emissions

Vizient, Inc. announced it has signed a pledge to reduce GHG emissions and increase its climate resilience as part of an initiative led by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the White House. The initiative challenges hospitals, suppliers, pharmaceutical companies and other industry stakeholders to build climate considerations for the future of healthcare.

It is estimated that the healthcare sector contributes 8.5% of total U.S. emissions of GHG.

The voluntary pledge asks signees to, at a minimum, commit to reducing their organization’s emissions by 50% by 2030 and to net zero by 2050 as well as publicly reporting on their progress, completing an inventory of Scope 3 emissions and developing climate resilience plans for their facilities and communities. It also asks them to designate an executive lead for this work.

“Vizient is excited to make this pledge and step up with other leaders from across the healthcare industry to reduce emissions and help HHS and the Biden Administration reach their climate goals,” said Patty Olsen, chief people officer at Vizient, in a statement. “Reducing emissions is a key step in fighting the catastrophic impact of climate change and sustaining our planet.”

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