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Contact information

St-Elisabeth site - Uccle
02-614 20 00
St-Michel site - Etterbeek
02-614 30 00
Bella Vita Medical Center - Waterloo
02-614 42 00

Green Europe

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Presentation

The Europe Hospitals are launching a working group on ecological issues, called "Green Europe"

This working group will has 3 main missions:

  1. To identify and share the good practices already in place at the Europe Hospitals
  2. To support the obtaining of the Ecodynamic Company Label, proposed by Brussels-Environment
  3. Participate in the Global Green and Health Hospitals (GGHH) project: Supporting the ecological transition of the health sector in the Brussels-Capital Region

It is composed of people directly linked to sustainable approaches and meets once a month.

LABELS AND NETWORKS

Ecodynamic company label

The 4 operational and logistic departments of our H.uni network have formed a working group in order to prepare their joint participation in the Ecodynamic Company Label proposed by Brussels Environment.

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Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH) network

The Europe Hospitals are part of the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH) network. This is a dynamic international community of hospitals, care facilities, health systems and health organisations that strive to achieve measurable results by improving sustainability in their facilities while promoting environmental health in their communities.

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Label Canteen Good Food

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This free label is intended for Brussels canteens in schools, hospitals, nursing homes, companies, crèches, catering companies, etc. It is both a recognition of the efforts made by these canteens and an element of visibility of the canteen's sustainable status for staff or customers.

The Canteen Good Food Label shows the way to tasty, healthy and varied food, produced locally and with respect for the environment, animal welfare and good working conditions, from the field to your plate!

The Canteen Good Food Label also aims to bring together canteens and consumers around their passion: food. It was created by Brussels Environment, which also manages it.

GOOD PRACTICEs

We share with you below the various "green" actions implemented within the Europe Hospitals:

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PURCHASES

European purchases

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When purchasing furniture or equipment, we give preference to European, and if possible Belgian, suppliers rather than suppliers from the Asian market.

Mustela organic baby set

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The Pharmacy and the maternity ward have selected a "baby" set of organic products.

This new certified organic range is fragrance-free and vegan. These natural care products, based on organic olive oil from Nîmes, tested for high tolerance and designed to minimise their impact on the environment, can be used from birth and by the whole family.

Cleaning products

Ecolab

The hospital uses cleaning products from the company Ecolab, which follows sustainability objectives and has obtained numerous labels.

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WASTE

Cartridges

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We chose Owa as our (multi-brand) ink cartridge supplier, which organises the free collection of used cartridges and remanufactures them.

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Cells and batteries

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Once sorted by chemical family, all batteries are recycled. 
The metals and other components are recovered for reuse as raw materials in industry. 

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Aluminium coffee pods

The Europe Hospitals use the Nespresso aluminium coffee pod collection system for selective recycling.

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Single-use PVC medical devices

VinylPlus

The Europe Hospitals is participating with VinylPlus® in a new project for recycling discarded single-use PVC medical devices. 

Many of these devices, used once and for a short time on non-infectious patients, can be recycled.

Old furniture

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In response to a great demand from associations, schools and recently from starters, Hu-Bu has developed a "supply and demand" platform through which associations can search and companies can offer used office equipment in excellent condition.photo mobilier

IT equipment

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The Europe Hospitals donate their used IT equipment to Out of Use, an environmental company specialised in the reuse and recycling of products and devices.

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WATER

Water fountain and reusable water bottles

We have favoured water fountains connected to the city water supply and the use of reusable water bottles, rather than water bottles (even glass ones). The installation of the fountains is planned for 2022.

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ENERGY

Solar panels

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We installed solar panels. We did this in collaboration with "Sun For Schools" (social and educational role in enabling schools to install solar panels).

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Cogeneration

We have installed a cogeneration system to produce our electricity locally. 

By recovering heat and hot vapours, this method is more environmentally friendly than buying from energy suppliers. 

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Building insulation

Insulation of our buildings and replacement of double-glazed windows with the latest generation windows.

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Switch Off campaign

The Europe Hospitals are currently working on a campaign called "Switch Off" concerning the fight against energy waste within the hospital.

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GREEN SPACES

Green wall

We have a green wall in our entrance, with this eye-catcher we show our patients that we want to be a green hospital.

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MOBILITY

Fitting out a bicycle room

At each site, 2 bicycle rooms are available for employees.

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Parking spaces with electric bollards

We provide our patients and employees with parking spaces with electric charging stations.

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The Bike Project (Brussels Environment)

The Bike Project

The Europe Hospitals have been selected as a candidate for participation in "The Bike Project" of Brussels Environment

From February to November 2022, our organisation will be supported in promoting cycling for home and work journeys as well as for deliveries.