Earth Day 2022: BHSH System Expands Sustainability Impact Through Statewide Carbon Neutral Goals
Michigan, April 21, 2022 – BHSH System (formerly Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health) is making a commitment in honor of Earth Day with an expanded focus on sustainability that is For Michigan By Michigan™.
To deliver on its mission to improve health, instill humanity and inspire hope, BHSH System is making a commitment to sustainability goals across the state, supported by more than 64,000 team members representing BHSH Beaumont Health, BHSH Spectrum Health Lakeland, BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan and Priority Health.
The ultimate goal is all facilities owned by BHSH System will operate as carbon neutral by 2040.
“Our focus on People, Planet and Prosperity now has even greater impact as we share these sustainability goals and calls to action across the organization and our communities,” says Tina Freese Decker, President & CEO, BHSH System. “We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint, as a bold new organization, to make a positive, sustainable impact on people, our environment and the economic health of the communities we serve.”
By 2025, BHSH System’s sustainability targets are:
- Convert 70% of fleet vehicles to hybrid or electric power
- Recycle, compost or reprocess 40% of waste
- Purchase 25% of food products from local, diverse, and sustainable sources
- Reduce energy use by 15%
- Double its spending at businesses owned by women and people of color
ABOUT BHSH SYSTEM
Formed from two leading health systems in Michigan (Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health), BHSH System is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage with an exceptional team of 64,000+ dedicated people – including more than 11,500 physicians and advanced practice providers and more than 15,000 nurses offering services in 22 hospitals, 300+ outpatient locations and several post-acute facilities – and Priority Health, a provider-sponsored health plan serving over 1.2 million members across the state of Michigan. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we will build a system designed to meet the needs of the people we serve through care and coverage that is accessible, affordable, equitable and exceptional.
SOURCE: BHSH System