Sustainability or environmental, social, and governance (ESG) is one of the most important themes for the next decade. Citizens, governments, regulators, and the media are turning the spotlight on corporations and demanding action. Social inequality, corruption, tax avoidance, and a lack of action on climate change are all issues that companies must now address head-on, in full public view. All aspects of ESG are important, and across the healthcare industry, companies must excel across all three.  

Leading hospital companies in ESG 

Covid-19 has led to a greater focus on environmental sustainability in hospitals. Many players across the healthcare industry, including pharma, medical devices, and healthcare providers, are announcing new ESG goals and issuing pledges to ensure more sustainable practices are implemented and upheld. 

ESG needs to be at the core of any company or institution that wants to continue to provide quality care and services with ever-increasing healthcare costs and economic uncertainty. The heroic efforts of healthcare providers and hospitals during Covid-19 and the rapid development of vaccines and tests have transformed public opinion of the healthcare industry. 

Leading adopters of hospital ESG solutions include CVS Health, Humana, and Cigna

Discover the leading ESG companies in the hospital  

Using its experience in the sector, Hospital Management has listed some of the leading companies providing products and services related to ESG.  

The information provided in the download document is drafted for hospital executives and technology leaders involved in hospital ESG solutions.  

The download contains detailed information on suppliers and their product offerings, alongside contact details to aid purchasing decisions. 

Leading suppliers of hospital ESG solutions include CVS, Cigna, McKesson, Anthem, Centene, Humana, and PerkinElmer.  

Future of ESG in hospital 

Healthcare providers and payers have not yet come under as much environmental scrutiny as other industries. This is partly because their GHG emissions are relatively low and partly because healthcare is considered an untouchable human right. GHG emissions could be significantly reduced without compromising health outcomes through simple changes such as using electric vehicles, eliminating unnecessary single-use plastic, and building less energy-intensive hospitals. 

The effects of corporate actions on society are only now being fully realised. Healthcare providers and payers must continue to ensure adequate community health protection and maintain healthcare costs as low as possible. Key areas to consider are protecting personal health data and ensuring adequate employee and patient health and safety. Social issues in pharma and medical devices include pricing, market access, ethics, labour, and health and safety.