BHSH System expands sustainability impact through statewide carbon neutral goals
BHSH System (formerly Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health) is making a commitment in honor of Earth Day with an expanded focus on sustainability that is For Michigan By Michigan™.
To deliver on its mission to improve health, instill humanity and inspire hope, BHSH System is making a commitment to sustainability goals across the state, supported by more than 64,000 team members representing BHSH Beaumont Health, BHSH Spectrum Health Lakeland, BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan and Priority Health.
The ultimate goal is all facilities owned by BHSH System will operate as carbon neutral by 2040.
“Our focus on People, Planet and Prosperity now has even greater impact as we share these sustainability goals and calls to action across the organization and our communities,” says Tina Freese Decker, President & CEO, BHSH System. “We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint, as a bold new organization, to make a positive, sustainable impact on people, our environment and the economic health of the communities we serve.”
By 2025, BHSH System’s sustainability targets are:
- Convert 70% of fleet vehicles to hybrid or electric power
- Recycle, compost or reprocess 40% of waste
- Purchase 25% of food products from local, diverse, and sustainable sources
- Reduce energy use by 15%
- Double its spending at businesses owned by women and people of color