Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting Tool Unveiled for Health Systems, Hospitals

To further assist partner health systems and hospitals calculate value chain emissions impact and identify where to focus reduction activities, Practice Greenhealth has released the Scope 3 GHG Emissions Accounting Tool.

The tool provides a spend-based methodology to calculate Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions across all 15 GHG Protocol categories. The accompanying how-to guide provides a step-by-step process for accounting for a healthcare organization’s Scope 3 GHG emissions.

It is critical for healthcare facilities to understand their Scope 3 emissions because these make up 82% of the health sector footprint in the U.S.

Key benefits of completing a Scope 3 inventory include:

  • Identifying and managing risks in an organization’s value chain
  • Ability to set credible and comprehensive decarbonization goals across all scopes of emissions
  • Helping multiply climate impact by decarbonizing across an organization’s value chain, from suppliers and distributors to patients and staff

Learn more at practicegreenhealth.org.

 

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Posted April 12, 2022

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