Provincial Health Services Authority is pleased to present the eleventh annual Climate Change Accountability Report which highlights PHSA’s actions to reduce our carbon footprint and link environmental sustainability to public health and wellness.
Over the years, we have worked to raise environmental awareness with our staff, patients and the communities we serve. These efforts have reduced PHSA’s operational impact on the natural environment while reducing operational costs. In 2020, PHSA had a carbon footprint offset of 18,671 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e), which was offset at a total cost of $477,041.252. This represents a decrease of 22.2 per cent relative to the carbon footprint base reporting year, 2007. This decrease is even more significant as we assumed responsibility for more programs, services and staff over the last 13 years.