25 Jun '15, 8am

Greening of health care starts with suppliers

When it comes to business operations, health is often approached from the perspectives of productivity, risk mitigation and ensuring regulatory compliance. But what about the role of supply chain sanitation and healthy work conditions in advancing a company’s sustainability goals? At the recent CleanMed Conference in Portland, Ore., I was asked to present a talk on behalf of GOJO, the inventor and global producer of Purell Hand Sanitizer. Health care is already one of our largest markets, so we decided before the conference to solicit questions from those in attendance to directly address misconceptions about hand hygiene and the critical role that good hygiene plays in reducing Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs). The session generated strong engagement, and its end brought with it more questions. Those interactions with industry professionals, sustainability director...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/article/greening-health-care-star...

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