Taking care of our environmental footprint
Interior Health is committed to being a leader in creating a sustainable and resilient health-care system that equitably contributes to the well-being of our populations, staff, communities and our planet. It is a key element in proactively preparing for and mitigating the health impacts of a changing climate.
As a health-care organization, we use energy, materials and equipment that produce waste and emissions to deliver health-care services for you. Minimizing our environmental footprint, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and considering how we adapt to climate change is a priority to our teams, patients, communities and many other partners we work with every day.
Importantly, we are improving our environmental footprint not only to mitigate the effects of climate change, but because we understand the link between climate change and health. A healthy planet supports healthy people.