The Ramsay Way 2020 | 01 11
Ramsay launches Environmental Sustainability
Ramsay Health Care has introduced a new Environmental Sustainability Discussion Board, as part of the
company’s ongoing commitment to reducing its impact on the environment.
This platform, which is located on the Ramsay intranet, has
been created for staff members to pose questions, make
suggestions or share information about ways to protect and
conserve the environment.
National Environment Manager, Sue Panuccio, said she
was looking forward to seeing contributions from across
Ramsay employees can access the discussion board by
visiting the Ramsay intranet and clicking on “Departments”,
followed by “Safety and Workers Compensation”, then
“NST Discussion Board & FAQs”.
Ramsay IT team saves e-waste from landfill
More than 98 per cent of Ramsay Australia’s unwanted IT assets – such as mobile phones, laptops,
computers and printers – have been remarketed, recycled or processed.
The environmental initiative is part of a new national
project to save thousands of items from landfill.
Ramsay’s national IT services team identified 4,800
out-of-date devices during a Windows upgrade, and
partnered with an e-recycling vendor to reduce the
potential for wastage.
IT project manager, River Nygryn, said: “We looked
for a vendor to either recycle it, in terms of wiping
the device and reselling it for us, or if it was dead
equipment, they would recycle the material.”
So far, e-waste organisation Sims has processed
more than 1,377 pieces of equipment, equating
to 751 kilograms.
Items included PCs, monitors, printers, scanners,
notebooks, tablets and mobile phones. Some teams
have also started donating disused
IT Service Delivery Manager, Andrew Chance, said:
“Anything within the IT framework that is no longer
useable and can be recycled has now started to flow
through, as part of our de facto standard to recycle.
We’ve collected old TVs and nurse call screens which
no longer work.”
If an item can’t be resold, it is shredded and sorted
into various commodity streams, including copper and
gold, which are then used create new base materials.
All 72 of Ramsay’s hospitals and day surgery units are
involved in the project.
“We are currently investigating how we can continue
to recycle e-waste as part of a new process that we
will always use, even after the project is finished,”
Ms Nygryn said.
Ramsay releases annual
Global Impact Report
to highlight sustainable
Ramsay Health Care has released its annual Global Impact
Report which contains important information about the way
the business operates to ensure sustainable practices.
Ramsay has been operating high-quality services since 1964 and is
one of the largest and most diverse private health care companies
in the world.
Managing Director and CEO, Craig McNally, said Ramsay’s goal is to
deliver best practice treatments and services in a responsible, ethical
and transparent way.
“We strive to make a positive impact on the lives of our patients, our
staff and health care partners, the communities in which we operate,
and society as a whole,” Mr McNally said.
The Global Impact Report focuses on the following key areas:
• How we make a meaningful difference
• Quality scorecard and Environmental, Social, Governance
• Caring for our people (delivering excellent care to our patients)
• Investing in our workforce for tomorrow
• Caring for our planet
• Caring for our communities
An interactive version of our Impact Report is available via
Ramsay Health Care’s global website under “Sustainability”:
IT items recycled,
• Mobile phones