Fairview follows the principle that community health and environmental health are correlated—by improving environmental health, we're helping fulfill our mission to improve the health of the communities we serve.
With the launch of our System Executive Green Team in 2010, Fairview began to work on sustainability improvements across the organization impacting our acute care settings, clinics, and long-term care facilities. After several years of growth, Fairview is now recognized locally and nationally for our expansive work in environmental sustainability.
To best target our environmental impact, we've focused our efforts in seven areas:
- Energy Efficiency
- Environmental Preferable Purchasing
- Sustainable Facility Design (Refer to Our Construction Guidelines and Appendix)
- Healthy Food systems
- Waste Reduction and Recycling
- Water Conservation
- Employee Engagement
The benefits from our commitment to environmental sustainability extend far beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics. By being “green,” we can not only improve the health of our community and environment, but we can enhance patient and employee satisfaction while becoming more effective and efficient.
For more information, contact our sustainability team