EcoMerit is glad to welcome Blackrock Health Hermitage Clinic to the EcoMerit Community.
The Hermitage Clinic has been working with EcoMerit to measure and monitor its environmental performance and devise a bespoke improvement plan and environmental policy to develop its sustainability journey over the next 5 years.
In recognition of the environmental controls they have put in place and the improvement actions they have committed to, the Hermitage Clinic has been awarded EcoMerit certification.
Data was collected on the Hermitage Clinic’s carbon footprint, energy, waste and water usage and key actions were identified for increasing resource efficiency in these areas. Actions relating to supply chain greening and promotion of biodiversity were also identified. The Clinic acquired training and tools to continue to measure its ongoing environmental performance and will submit this data to have progress externally monitored and to optimise its improvement actions over time.
EcoMerit Certified members have achieved average emissions reductions of 60% over 10 years as well as substantial cost savings in the process. Blackrock Health Hermitage Clinic now has the tools and support to join in this success story and become a leading example of sustainable business and climate action in the health sector.
Blackrock Health brings together some of the most advanced hospitals in Irish private healthcare. The Hermitage Clinic is joined by its now sister clinics, Blackrock Clinic and Galway Clinic as certified members of the EcoMerit Community. Together, all 3 are making a commitment to strive for environmental excellence, delivering world class clinical care whilst also actively managing their environmental impact.
EcoMerit is proud to see our membership grow among the healthcare industry. We now support a wide range of healthcare providers, including Hospitals, Home Care Providers, Healthcare Charities and Veterinary Practices (see list here).
The health of our citizens and the health of our environment are closely intertwined and it’s great to see this synergy being supported.