Hospitales MAC understands its great responsibility when conducting operations. Therefore, we ratify our commitment to protect the environment and mitigate climate change by implementing more and better strategies and goals to offset our operations’ environmental footprint and we comply with all the applicable Mexican regulations.
In 2022 we will develop and publish our Sustainability Policy.
An environmental risk management program will be created in 2022 for implementation in 2023 based on the ISO 14001 requirements.
Our 2022 Sustainability Strategy will seek to establish procedures and basis to minimize consumptions in all hospitals to achieve 20, 40 and 20% reduction in water, energy and materials, respectively by 20301.
1 These goals will be measured against the baseline used in the EDGE App.
According to data from CONABIO, some of the regions in which Hospitales MAC operates have a deficit in water availability, for this reason we believe that responsible use of the resource leads to a resilient operation that contributes to the well-being of communities.
Regarding water extraction and discharge, the process varies according to the hospital:
In the hospitals of Celaya, Irapuato, Guadalajara, Mexicali, Periférico Sur and Tampico the supply is through the municipal network, and wastewater discharge is in the municipal network (drainage).
The hospitals of Aguascalientes Sur and Puebla obtain water through waterpipe trucks and discharge wastewater to the drainage.
In the case of San Miguel de Allende, the supply is through waterpipe trucks; this hospital has a treatment plant where water is later reused for green areas’ irrigation.
Aguascalientes Norte obtains water from the municipal network; residual water is treated for discharge to drainage and reuse to toilets and urinals in the office tower.
We raise awareness among all our stakeholders to create a responsible waste culture, promoting separation and recycling. We actively work with suppliers to use biodegradable materials and correctly separate waste. Additionally, in accordance with regulations, we follow processes of separation, packaging, storage, collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of hazardous waste, and each unit has containers of hazardous biological-infectious waste.
We have the goal to seek biodegradable materials for food packaging, as well as begin monitoring and measuring materials in 2024.
Hospitales MAC closely monitors energy consumption, not only because of its economic impact, but to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thus contribute to the fight against climate change. We have implemented several initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint, such as:
Segment lighting circuits in offices to take advantage of natural lighting and replace lights with LEDs.
Purchase of new HVAC equipment with variable speed.
Energy use awareness campaigns.
Although our hospitals are located in urban areas whose ecosystem is already impacted, we defined several strategies to mitigate additional damage and have a positive impact, for example:
Design of green areas that consider endemic species in the region, care and preservation of pollinating species.
Preservation of existing trees on each site.
Awareness campaigns on endangered or protected species in the area.
Our biodiversity analysis yielded 10 endangered or priority animal species for CONABIO. In 2022 we will publish a biodiversity analysis which will include each new hospital.2
2 None of our hospitals is located in natural protected areas. Our hospital in Periférico Sur is the closest one to a natural protected area at 2 kilometers.