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Environmental Sustainability Policies

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Through the adoption of these sustainability policies, the Lower Mainland health organizations — Fraser Health, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Services Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health — renew their commitment to sustainability as a common priority.

Triple-bottom-line approach to sustainability

The Lower Mainland health organizations are mindful of the importance of developing a triple-bottom-line approach to sustainability that balances ecological, societal and economic imperatives, and recognizes the link between healthy environments and healthy populations. As such, through this policy, the Lower Mainland health organizations recognize a responsibility to minimize their environmental impact.

These policies provide the framework within which supporting protocols and procedures may be developed.