The hospital will use a task force to bring any issues to the topmost level for immediate action
Aster DM Healthcare and GCC joined hands with 50 of the world’s largest corporations to sign the Action Declaration on Climate Policy Engagement at the COP27 Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. These 50 global companies who have come forward to sign the Corporate Knights Action Declaration on climate policy support the climate action needed in accordance with the Paris Agreement and will work closely with policymakers to build a climate-sensitive organization.
Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare said, “Aster is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with other large corporates with heart and soul on sustainability to be part of the Action Declaration. We are also actively involved with the policymakers to focus on Climate change which is an existential threat to the world. In an effort towards building a sustainable future, we commit our efforts to attain the UN SDGs. With the highest level of ESG rating that we achieved among the world’s large corporations through best practices in healthcare sustainability is a long-term strategic imperative for us. Apart from the organisation level, we have been involved very deeply in community connection through the Aster Volunteers programme in India, GCC and African countries. To monitor and facilitate our ESG commitments, we are setting up a task force to bring any issues to the topmost level for immediate action.”
Aster being an environment-conscious organization has integrated 11 UNSDGs (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) into its ESG policies, which includes Climate Action. As an example, two of its hospitals in Karnataka state in India, have consumed major sources of electrical energy from alternate and renewable sources, and many hospitals are managing efficient water consumption, sewage process and bio-waste management. Aster CMI Hospital and Aster RV Hospital in Bangalore consumed 87 per cent and 54 per cent of alternate and renewable sources of energy respectively in the last Financial Year period. Through the use of Solar and Wind Energy, 5725 MWh and 1770 MWh have been the total renewable consumption avoiding 2,323 tCO2e and 715 tCO2e total Emissions respectively. Some of its hospitals in India – Aster Medcity-Kochi, Aster Specialty Hospital–Wayanadu, Aster CMI Hospital-Bangalore etc., are using recycled water for Bio-Diversity efforts and green matters with flora maintained in their campuses.
Some of the key highlights of Sustainability efforts by Aster in FY21-22 are the 1.4 MWp Solar PV Project initiated; 1,993 MWh Energy consumption reduction across Aster Hospitals GCC; 268,983 KL of water saved by recycling; 273,338 litres of treated sewage effluent used.