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Dignity Health Environmental Policy

  • Engaged Leadership
When launching its sustainability program, Dignity Health established an environmental policy to provide clear direction about the purpose and procedures of their Environmental Action Committee and hospital and staff responsibilities.

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Questions for suppliers about fair and safe labor practices

  • Food
  • Sustainable procurement
For hospitals unable to access any of the recommended certifications, Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth have created a list of questions to ask food suppliers. Although these questions are most appropriate for direct purchases, we encourage you to consider how they might apply to distributors and other intermediaries. Learn more about ethical food purchasing and health care's…

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Understanding labels: Fair labor and sustainability practices

  • Sustainable procurement
  • Food
Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm recommend that food purchased carry one of these certifications when possible: the Agricultural Justice Project, Fair for Life, and Regenerative Organic. These certifications are recommended because of their commitment to addressing the social and economic determinants of health, individual health and safety of workers, and community resilience…

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Promotional materials and education materials (Meatless Monday)

  • Guide
[Plant-Forward Future] These sets of marketing and education resources highlight the value of plant proteins for flavor, good health, energy, and the environment. Some research suggests that Monday may be a day when people are ready to start fresh with a new behavior, so consider highlighting plant-forward on Mondays with Meatless Monday resources.

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