The most relevant milestones of the last year have been:
- 99.4% of all electrical energy consumed in the HLA Group comes from 100% renewable sources.
- In 2021 we will consume 1.2% more renewable electricity than in 2020.
- Thanks to the use of this green energy, we have stopped emitting 4,446 tons of CO2 eq. into the atmosphere. 41.6% more than in 2020.
- Commitment to a low-emission energy model thanks to the use of less polluting fossil fuels such as natural gas, which represents 90.32% of the total fuels consumed, almost 2% more than in 2020. In addition, diesel consumption has been almost completely reduced, representing only 2.37% of the total
- Paper consumption. Since 2019, paper consumption has been reduced by 4.2 %.
- Food wastage remains below 1% (0.103%).
At the same time, it continues to expand its healthcare network, improving its facilities and reinvesting profits in expanding its portfolio of services and professionals, allowing the company to grow and bringing the best healthcare to the population in parallel with the fight against an unprecedented healthcare crisis. In recent years, the group's expansion process has been boosted by the acquisition of two new hospitals in Cadiz and the start-up of new specialty centers in Almeria, Granada and Guadalajara. In parallel, the group is making progress in the modernization plan in hospitals and medical centers, with the acquisition of the latest technology and the development of the services portfolio.
The HLA Group is committed to improving comprehensive healthcare with the utmost respect for the environment. Aware that people's health also depends on the environment in which they live, the Group is based on the precautionary principle, analyzing and managing its main environmental risks throughout its entire value chain, considering both the direct impacts on the assets where it carries out its activity, and the indirect impacts derived from it
Its environmental management approach is based on the Quality, Excellence and Environmental Commitment Policy, which applies to the network of healthcare centers. This policy is the framework for the environmental management system based on ISO 14001, which is implemented throughout the HLA Group. Its strategy is adapted in parallel to the progress of the 2030 Agenda and the Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, focusing mainly on mitigation and adaptation to climate change by committing to the use of 100% renewable energy, energy efficiency and investing in more environmentally responsible buildings; transition to a circular economy as a basis for extending the useful life of materials with which it operates; prevention and control of pollution, as well as the protection and recovery of biodiversity and ecosystems in parallel to the development and excellence of its healthcare offer.
It also has a guide of Good Environmental Practices, applicable to the entire network of hospitals and medical centers, with recommendations both for the employees themselves and for patients and visitors during their stay in the healthcare centers. In addition, since 2020, it has a guide of good practices for the consumption of natural resources and measures that can help the centers to meet the environmental objectives established
The HLA Group has a Quality and Environment Committee in charge of defining and approving the Group's environmental policies and objectives, carrying out the management review of the system and establishing annual internal audit plans, among other aspects, as well as a Standing Committee in charge of resolving incidents in the system and identifying and promoting new areas for improvement, made up of a multidisciplinary team of professionals with experience in the Group. In the same way, it adapts and improves its system thanks to users who value the company's commitment to the environment after their stay at the centers.