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Environment

PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT IS A TRADITION IN OUR COMPANY

Treating the environment with care is very important to RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG. From an ecological point of view, clinics are above all facilities that consume a lot of energy and materials. Nevertheless, our commitment is not just limited to targeted energy efficiency and resource conservation measures; it also covers the areas of water, waste water and waste.

We have practised effective environmental management for many years already; in accordance with out decentralised corporate structures, it is embedded Group-wide on two levels. In each of our clinics, the technical management team, which then also implements the clinic-specific measures, is responsible for environmental management. The team not only ensures that all technical and medical equipment and devices are operated safely but also monitors construction projects, energy consumption and is responsible for assessing equipment needs and the initial installation of this equipment.

The Group division Construction & Technology supports and coordinates the clinics’ respective activities. This division’s main responsibilities include Group-wide energy and emission monitoring, holding regular training courses for the employees responsible on site, and organising the effective and rapid exchange of information and experiences within our clinics in this area. It also promotes the joint development of new energy supply standards in the healthcare industry with innovative projects.


7.8 kilograms was the volume of waste per patient in 2014 5 in-house plants generated almost 40.000 MWh in 2014, covering around 40 percent of the electricity we need 10.000 tons of CO2 emission savings a year compared to a conventional energy supply  

KEY FIGURES ENVIRONMENT
Energy Unit 2014  
Electricity consumption MWh 101,476  
Consumption per patient kWh 165  
Proportion of power generated in house % 39.5  
Heating MWh 124,517  
Consumption per patient kWh 202  
Emissions      
Greenhouse gas emissions t 70,954  
Water      
Water consumption m3 742,735  
Consumption per patient m3 1.2  
Waste      
Total residual waste t 4,779  
Waste per patient kg 7.8