Health and sustainable development

In our rapidly developing world, we need to live comfortably and safely.

How can we care for the environment without prejudicing people’s demands for comfort and jeopardising the ability of future generations to satisfy their needs? It is a challenge indeed.

At Sophiahemmet, we seek a form of sustainable development in which environmental concern and active environmental and quality work along with continual improvement form a natural part of our work. The management of all business areas within the Sophiahemmet non-profit association has decided that the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, as stated in Agenda 2030, are to inform all our operational development. You can read more about the SDGs here. Our focus areas are goal 3 (Good health and wellbeing), goal 4 (Quality education for all) and goal 12 (Responsible consumption and production). Consistently taking these goals into account in our quality work leaves us well-placed to continue making a contribution to sustainable development. You can view our sustainable development policy here.

Our goals

Sustainable development and health go hand in hand. Our goal is to reduce our environmental footprint and resource use without compromising quality. This we will achieve by instructing our staff to take the environment into account in their actions and decisions by taking such steps as using the right drugs, placing demands on our suppliers regarding transport and purchases, reducing chemical use and minimising paper consumption. The Sophiahemmet staff work continuously with environmental issues together with the healthcare providers based at the hospital to help bring about a sustainable and healthy living environment for coming generations.