PURCHASING MADE EASY
Hospitals utilize thousands of products each day, and many factors drive these product selections. Some products have lengthy supply chains involving many different manufacturers, complicating the decision-making process. Add in sustainability considerations and the growing concern about the presence of toxic chemicals, and identifying products that meet operations and sustainability goals can be daunting.
The Greenhealth Approved seal helps you find products that meet sustainability criteria and simplifies purchasing them through existing procurement processes.
Greenhealth Approved also works to educate health care providers and suppliers on how products can be developed to be less impactful on human and environmental health.
ABOUT GREENHEALTH APPROVED
The Greenhealth Approved seal indicates a product has been reviewed against a set of sustainability attributes aligned with eligible product categories. The seal was developed to help health care providers make smart purchasing decisions that further sustainability goals. Choosing products that carry the seal reduces the research burden for health care staff who are dealing with competing priorities and requests.
WHY CHOOSE GREENHEALTH APPROVED PRODUCTS
Products carrying the Greenhealth Approved seal have been evaluated against sustainability criteria appropriate for the category. They also have been reviewed by providers at partner hospitals within the Practice Greenhealth and Greenhealth Exchange network to ensure the Greenhealth Approved seal is not only a product that meets sustainability criteria, but also functions in clinical settings.
The seal enables health care providers to purchase these products using their existing supply chain procurement strategies. Local contracting, GPO compliance, and use of distributors can still be prioritized while selecting and procuring Greenhealth Approved products.
THE GREENHEALTH APPROVED PROCESS
How we review products: Greenhealth Approved’s criteria was developed by Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm. Criteria vary by sustainability topic and product category, allowing for targeted vetting that focuses on relevant information, ingredients, or components for each product being reviewed.
What we review: The Greenhealth Approved vetting process includes collecting information that pertains to the criteria for the product category and sustainability issue each product addresses. That information is reviewed against our criteria. Products that meet those criteria are permitted to use the Greenhealth Approved seal.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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