Submitted by: ASKLEPIOS Harzkliniken GmbH
Implemented country: Germany
Title: Integrated Environmental Management in Hospitals
In terms of the objectives of the Environmental Management Audit System (EMAS), this project will install in 4 European hospitals an environmental management system through a demonstration that is connected to information and quality management systems (European Foundation for Quality Management, EFQM) and to the International Standard Organization, ISO. Through this unique approach, EMAS-certified environmental management systems will be promoted especially in south European countries, where environmentalism is not the first priority. Beyond technical/organizational approaches, it is also important to make all environmental information available to all staff members through an innovative education system. The project builds on studies dealing with the introduction of environmental management in hospitals as well as on two European training and developing projects of the project partners.