Ascension published its FY23 Environmental Impact and Sustainability Annual Report in alignment with the Feast of St. Francis on October 4. The report notes opportunities to improve access to, and validate, greenhouse gas emissions and waste data to track progress against commitments to reduce Ascension’s carbon footprint and engage associates across Ascension to care for Creation.
“The FY23 Environmental Impact and Sustainability report is a collection of our commitments and achievements to live out St. Francis’ message on caring for Creation, while improving and sustaining the health of our communities,” said Joe Impicciche, Chief Executive Officer. “It illustrates both successes and challenges to infusing sustainability into our daily work.”
In 2021, Ascension made a public commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions and zero waste across all sites of care by 2040. In FY23, for the first time, Ascension publicly reported baseline Scope 1 and 2 emissions as part of its commitment to the Race to Zero. Ascension advanced its pledge to reduce carbon emissions with its first renewable energy purchases.
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Photo: Associates with Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas, plant a tree in honor of Earth Day 2023.