Novari Health recognises the critical role that technology and healthcare play in addressing the global challenge of climate change. Our commitment to sustainability is embedded in our mission to improve access to care through efficient, technology-driven solutions. As leaders in the healthcare IT sector, we are acutely aware that every aspect of our digital infrastructure—from the servers that power our platforms to the offices where our employees innovate—has a carbon footprint that contributes to global emissions.
The healthcare sector is uniquely positioned to contribute significantly to carbon reduction efforts. Not only is healthcare a major consumer of energy, but it also has the potential to lead by example in sustainable practice adoption. Novari Health is determined to be at the forefront of this transformation by reducing the carbon footprint associated with our healthcare IT solutions. This endeavor aligns with our values of responsibility, innovation, and leadership within the healthcare industry.
Our carbon reduction plan is structured around the following objectives:
By setting clear targets and regularly evaluating our progress, we aim to not only minimise our environmental impact but also to create a template for carbon reduction that resonates across the healthcare sector. Our plan is to turn intentions into actions, leading to measurable and sustainable outcomes for our planet and for future generations seeking care.
At Novari Health, we see a future where the environment and healthcare are not just concurrent priorities but are synergistically benefiting one another—where our tech-driven solutions not only streamline patient care but also protect our planet. In this vision, our environmental stewardship is a testament to our commitment to life, both in human and ecological terms. We aim to forge a path where our business model and every innovation we bring to market reflect a deep-seated respect for and dedication to the sustainability of our environment.
Our role in the healthcare sector positions us uniquely to lead climate action initiatives. By expanding the use of our software solutions, we inherently contribute to emissions reduction by transitioning our clients from paper-based processes to efficient, cloud-based platforms. This shift not only streamlines administrative tasks and improves patient access to care but also significantly cuts down on the waste and carbon emissions associated with producing, transporting, and disposing of paper products.
We have set a strategic goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, aligning with global sustainability targets. To realise this, Novari Health will pursue aggressive carbon offsetting initiatives, reduce energy consumption through state-of-the-art green data centers, and advocate for widespread adoption of digital health technologies that facilitate paperless and low-carbon healthcare environments. Through continuous innovation, responsible corporate practices, and proactive advocacy, we are committed to demonstrating how the expansion of our software can lead to a tangible reduction in carbon emissions, setting a standard for the industry and contributing to a healthier planet.
As a responsible organisation, Novari Health acknowledges the importance of understanding and managing our carbon footprint. We have undertaken a comprehensive assessment of our emissions to set a benchmark for our reduction efforts. This assessment provides a clear picture of where we stand and guides our path forward.
Assessment of Current Carbon Emissions
To accurately capture our carbon footprint, we have evaluated all aspects of our operations, from the energy consumption of our office buildings and server requirements to the business travel of our staff. This evaluation has been an eye-opening exercise, helping us identify the most carbon-intensive areas of our business and enabling us to target our reduction efforts effectively.
Areas of Significant Carbon Output
Our assessment has revealed that our data centers, office heating, and cooling systems are the primary sources of carbon emissions. Data centers, being the backbone of our digital solutions, represent a significant portion of our energy use, and thus our carbon footprint. Office energy, while smaller in comparison, are areas where we see substantial opportunities for reduction.
Methodology for Carbon Footprint Calculation
We employed a robust methodology to calculate our carbon footprint, adhering to internationally recognised standards and protocols. This methodology includes direct measurement of emissions from owned or controlled sources, as well as indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, heating, and cooling. We have also considered the embodied carbon from purchased goods and services, business travel, and waste disposal. This comprehensive approach allows us to set realistic and impactful targets for reducing our footprint across the board.
By understanding and disclosing our current carbon emissions, Novari Health is setting a standard for transparency in the industry. We believe that by leading with accountability, we can inspire others in the healthcare technology sector to join us in our efforts to contribute to a healthier planet.
Novari Health’s carbon reduction strategy is a comprehensive approach encompassing both immediate actions and long-term planning. By focusing on tangible steps we can take today, alongside the future-oriented goals, we aim to steadily decrease our carbon emissions and advance towards our commitment to sustainability.
Transitioning to Renewable Energy for Cloud Services and Data Centers
These strategies represent Novari Health’s dual approach to reducing our carbon footprint: by making better choices now and planning for a sustainable infrastructure that supports our growth and enhances our environmental responsibility. Through these efforts, we aim to lead by example, showing that technological innovation in healthcare can be achieved in environmentally conscious ways.
Novari Health’s approach to sustainability is rooted in the belief that collective action is more powerful than working in isolation. Recognising the interconnectedness of all sectors in affecting environmental change, we are actively forging partnerships and collaborations that amplify our impact.
Working with Green-Certified Suppliers and Vendors
We are committed to responsible procurement by prioritising partnerships with suppliers and vendors who have demonstrated a commitment to sustainability. This means choosing partners who are green-certified and adhere to environmentally conscious practices in their operations. By aligning our supply chain with our environmental values, we not only ensure the integrity of our services but also foster a larger ecosystem of sustainability.
Collaboration with Healthcare Providers on Joint Sustainability Initiatives
In collaboration with our clients, we are co-developing sustainability initiatives that leverage our technological strengths. We explore innovative ways to use our software solutions to reduce waste and energy consumption in healthcare delivery. These joint initiatives aim to optimise resource use, reduce unnecessary healthcare visits through telehealth, and enable the digital transition of services, contributing to a substantial reduction in the overall carbon footprint of healthcare services.
Engagement with International Environmental Organisations for Better Industry Practices
To cultivate a broader impact, Novari Health is engaging with international environmental organisations to promote better industry practices. By participating in global dialogues on sustainability, we contribute to and learn from the worldwide effort to address climate change. We are committed to not just adopting best practices but also to influencing the creation of new standards that will drive the entire healthcare IT industry towards a more sustainable future.
Through these partnerships and collaborations, Novari Health is not just striving for internal sustainability goals but is also helping to shape a greener future for the healthcare industry at large. Our efforts extend beyond our direct business activities to include advocacy, knowledge sharing, and collaborative problem-solving with all stakeholders invested in the health of our planet.
As we conclude our carbon reduction plan, we reaffirm Novari Health’s unwavering dedication to reducing our environmental impact. Our commitment to sustainability is a reflection of our core values and mission to improve patient access to healthcare through innovation. We recognise that achieving our environmental goals is a journey that requires persistence, innovation, and collaboration.
We invite our stakeholders—including clients, partners, employees, and the communities we serve—to join us in this vital initiative. Your feedback and suggestions are invaluable as we refine our strategies and develop new ways to minimise our carbon footprint. Together, with your insights and participation, we can ensure that our sustainability efforts are both effective and inclusive.
Looking ahead, Novari Health is committed to an ethos of continuous improvement. We pledge to regularly review our environmental performance, set ambitious targets, and transparently report on our progress. We will stay informed about advances in sustainable technology and practices, integrating them into our operations and offerings where they can make the most impact.
We understand that the work towards a greener future is ongoing and that our actions today lay the foundation for the health of our environment tomorrow. We are optimistic about our collective potential to make a difference and remain resolute in our pursuit of a more sustainable, healthier planets.