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Sustainability

Principles

Waitematā DHB Sustainability Policy is based around two key principles. In all activities, Waitematā DHB will seek to:

  1. Maximise efficiency
    Reducing waste through efficient purchasing and processes including wasted resources (materials, energy, water), time and money.
  2. Minimise harm
    Minimising harm to people, the community and the environment.

Approach

To maximise efficiency and minimise harm, Waitematā DHB will take the following approaches:

  • ensure compliance
  • collaborate and build partnerships
  • manage risks
  • involve staff
  • communicate and consult
  • evaluate
  • educate and take action
  • measure and manage
  • audit

Key Target Areas

Waitematā DHB identifies five key target areas for Sustainability. These target areas are chosen based on their potential financial, efficiency, social and environmental impacts.

Waitematā DHB’s key sustainability target areas are:

  1. Sustainable Procurement
  2. Energy and Carbon Management
  3. Waste Management
  4. Water Management
  5. Designing the Built Environment.

Waitematā DHB will support local and central government strategies and targets in these areas. In recognition of our efforts, Waitakere Hospital and North Shore Hospital are Toitū enviromark Gold certified.

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Toitū carbonreduce certified 


Waitematā District Health Board is a Toitū carbonreduce certified organisation. The health sector has an important opportunity to play a leadership position in mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change. Waitematā DHB will set annual targets to reduce our carbon footprint, and put in place initiatives to achieve the target.