In Germany, the healthcare sector is responsible for 5.2 percent of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Moreover, healthcare technology consumes a lot of resources. And that is why sustainability is an increasingly important issue in healthcare.
But what role does sustainability already play in this sector? And what steps can hospitals take to be better prepared for future challenges? These and other questions were explored at the Hauptstadtkongress conference during CHG-MERIDIAN’s after-work event, The green hospital – sustainability in Germany’s healthcare sector, which was held in the Schmiede restaurant on the EUREF campus.
Matthias Steybe, Group Sustainability Officer, and Peter Krause, Head of Healthcare Sector Sales, joined sector experts such as Dr. Sven Reisner, CEO of Caritas Gesundheit Berlin gGmbH, in a discussion on how greater sustainability is already possible without any public funding for climate change mitigation measures.