Clínica Alemana Presents its Fourth Sustainability Report
The presentation of Clínica Alemana’s Fourth Sustainability Report was presented at the Main Auditorium of the institution before more than three hundred attendants.
This edition presents a summary of the economic, social and environmental performance of the institution for 2018, thus reaffirming its on-going commitment with sustainability. The ceremony was headed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Rolf Gremler, who gave a detailed account of the extensive work on responsible management (stewardship) conducted by Clínica Alemana since its inception.
In turn, Cristián Piera, Clínica Alemana’s General Manager, highlighted the progress made by the Clinic in matters associated to responsible management, and announced new initiatives for 2019, among others, a Collaboration Agreement with Fundación Desafío Levantemos Chile (Let’s Lift Up Chile Challenge Foundation) in order to conduct medical campaigns in vulnerable sectors. Prepared in keeping with the guidelines of the G4 Framework for Sustainability Reporting of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Clínica Alemana’s 2018 Sustainability Report involved a thorough process.
"In 2018 we decided to deepen our corporate sustainability strategy; to this end, we made a diagnosis considering the internal and external analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the Clinic from the perspective of different stakeholders. We also reviewed international best practices in this area," the general manager said.
A Work Plan was designed based on the results obtained; the Plan contained concrete initiatives, focusing on the social, environmental and economic areas. The initiatives included in the Plan are:
• Sustainability Policy
• Sustainability Committee
• Collaboration Agreement with Fundación Desafío Levantemos Chile
• Clean Production Agreement
The last item in the above list is a Voluntary Initiative involving the participation of more than 30 companies under one single, common purpose: to reduce the solid residue volumes generated through circular practice.
Gonzalo Muñoz – Cop25 Champion and main speaker at the event – made an interesting presentation regarding climate change and its relation with health, among other topics.
For the opening of his presentation, Muñoz chose a video of the 16-year-old Greta Tunenberg, activist on climate change, where she warns about the urgency of assuming this reality, a "global pathology," in the words of the founder and CEO of TriCiclos, in a parallel with medicine.
In order to disseminate the information contained in the Report – and in a friendlier format – the highlights of the meeting were summarized in a video. Additionally, if you are interested in the full report, please go to the following link.