Sophiahemmets sustainable development policy

Sophiahemmet, ideell förening comprises education, healthcare and research.

Activities are pursued under Sophiahemmet, ideell förening (a non-profit association), Sophiahemmet AB and Sophiahemmet Uppdragsutbildning AB.

We endeavour to attain the highest possible standards of education, research, healthcare and nursing with an explicit focus on safety of care.

The management of all business areas within Sophiahemmet, ideell förening has decided that the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, as stated in Agenda 2030, are to inform all our operational development. 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.

At Sophiahemmet, ideell förening, our commitment to sustainability means working tirelessly with matters of quality and environmental together with our healthcare providers, optimising patient and staff safety, and guaranteeing the quality of what we deliver to our stakeholders and a healthy working environment. In our education and research we are committed to promoting sustainable development to ensure that future generations enjoy a good, healthy environment with economic and social welfare and justice. Sustainable development is integrated in all courses and programmes with a research foundation.

We continuously strive to be better from the following four perspectives:

Health promotion: To raise awareness of Agenda 2030 (goal 3: Good health and wellbeing; goal 4: Quality education for all; and goal 12: Responsible consumption and production) and sustainable development amongst our staff.
Patient safety: To deliver effective, safe medical services of the right quality and to offer preventative healthcare solutions.
Integrating sustainability into research and education: To raise awareness of Agenda 2030 and sustainable development in research and education.
Climate and resource effectiveness: To manage and run our properties and facilities in a manner that is sustainable and proactive and that respects ecological cycles.

Success in this requires:

  • The commitment of the management
  • Aware and competent staff
  • Collaboration with our different stakeholders, including interdisciplinary collaboration
  • A culture in which non-conformance management is natural and utilised effectively
  • An accreditation process that guarantees the quality of all healthcare providers
  • Risk analyses that identify and minimise risks for patients, staff and students as well as for society in general
  • A sustainable economy that allows prudent investments
  • Compliance with legal and other binding requirements
  • Quantifiable goals that drive sustainable development
  • Transparency on our working methods and outcomes

Sophiahemmet is quality and environmentally certified