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Counties Manukau District Health Board’s Middlemore Hospital and Manukau Health Park sites meet the requirements of CEMARS® certification having measured its greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the requirements of ISO 14064-1:2006 and committed to managing and reducing its emissions in respect of the operational activities of the Middlemore Hospital and Manukau Health Park. 

Toiti ran a series of awards entitled; “Brighter Future Awards for Climate Action” CM Health is proud to announce that Toito awarded us a gold award for the large organisation category in December 2021.



Hospitals, health systems and health organizations representing the interests of thousands of hospitals from six continents have come together to form a global network dedicated to reducing its ecological footprint and promoting public environmental health. The Network is based on members’ commitment to implement the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Agenda, a comprehensive environmental health framework for hospitals and health systems which was launched in October 2011.

In December 2021 CM Health won two awards from this organisation, both of them silver: for “greenhouse gas emission reduction” & the other for “climate change leadership”

The ten goals of the agenda are:

  • Leadership: Prioritize Environmental Health
  • Chemicals: Substitute Harmful Chemicals with Safer Alternatives
  • Waste: Reduce, Treat and Safely Dispose of Healthcare Waste
  • Energy: Implement Energy Efficiency and Clean, Renewable Energy Generation
  • Water: Reduce Hospital Water Consumption and Supply Potable Water
  • Transportation: Improve Transportation Strategies for Patients and Staff
  • Food: Purchase and Serve Sustainably Grown, Healthy Food
  • Pharmaceuticals: Safely Manage and Dispose of Pharmaceuticals
  • Buildings: Support Green and Healthy Hospital Design and Construction
  • Purchasing: Buy Safer and More Sustainable Products and Materials

Climate Leaders Coalition

CM Health is also a member of the Climate Leaders Coalition. This coalition was launched in July 2018 to promote business leadership and collective action on the issue of climate change. 

The Climate Leaders Coalition has a mission to reduce emissions in Aotearoa, 103 Chief Executives have so far signed the original joint statement, which commits their organisations to take voluntary action on climate change

Why is carbon management a focus for CM Health?

Carbon can be used as a common measure across all aspects of the organisation’s activities, such as waste, resource use, and energy. It ties all the impacts together in one common indicator, so we can keep track of our impact and our reduction progress.

Carbon management has been essential to the larger CM Health sustainability plan. It is the primary driver within the strategic sustainability diagram that has been developed for CM Health.

Originally the core objective was to reduce emissions enough to become carbon zero by 2050, however, on December 2nd 2020 central government issued a directive that all public sector organisations will be carbon neutral from 2025.

As a DHB we are better placed than some to aim for this target as we have been having our emission measured for the past ten years but still, this will mean enormous strategic change for the organisation.

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