Environmental sustainability strategy released
menu

A State of Emergency has been declared in Victoria due to the serious risk to public health posed by coronavirus (COVID-19).

For more information visit the DHHS website.

Managing coronavirus means putting lives first. If you can stay home, you must stay home.

For COVID-19 infrastructure related enquiries and suggestions, email vhhsbabusinessservices@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

Hospitals, Primary health, Regional Victoria, Sustainability

Environmental sustainability strategy released

28 October 2018

We’re proud to be leading the first environmental sustainability strategy for the Victorian public health system. Our strategy is a five-year commitment with three key strategic directions – sector leadership, environmental performance, and climate change planning – to further improve the environmental sustainability of our health system.

Where will we be in 2023? Over the next five years, we aim to:

  • Source at least five per cent of hospital electricity use from on-site solar
  • Reduce food waste and divert organics from landfill
  • Build sustainable and climate resilient facilities
  • Support best practice and innovation on sustainability in health
  • Educate and inform organisational boards and executives on sustainability and climate change
  • Voluntarily publish National Australian Built Environment Rating System ratings for hospitals.

How will we get there? Take a look at our strategy.

 

Related NewsRelated News