Royal Philips has partnered with Tampere Heart Hospital in Finland to reduce its carbon footprint, in line with the country’s net-zero emissions goal by 2035.

Through a 15-year strategic partnership, Philips conducted a comprehensive analysis of the hospital’s environmental sustainability, with a focus on interventional cardiology services.

The analysis uncovered opportunities to improve patient care pathways, equipment utilisation, reduce airfreight, minimise waste, and enhance waste separation.

The analysis results have been translated into an action plan to help the hospital expedite its decarbonisation efforts.

Tampere Heart Hospital CFO Aki Haukilahti said: “We want to ascertain where we are now and how we can further accelerate our transition towards net-zero.

“Our long-standing relationship with Philips and their industry leadership in driving sustainable healthcare made them a natural partner to help audit our emissions and develop a roadmap for the future.”

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In addition to Tampere, similar sustainability assessments were conducted by Philips at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the US and Champalimaud Foundation in Portugal to minimise the carbon footprint of their diagnostic imaging.

Philips Sustainability global head Robert Metzke said: “At Philips, we are committed to driving systemic change towards more sustainable and equitable patient care.

“Through our healthcare technology and expertise, we can help healthcare providers to support their patients with as little impact on the environment as possible.

“This valuable and informative analysis with Tampere Heart Hospital, a pioneering and leading global cardiac care provider, will help achieve our shared goal of taking care of patients and the planet at the same time.”  

Since 2020, the company has claimed to be carbon-neutral and has incorporated eco-design principles and circular business models into its innovations.