Our respect for the planet

We want our offices to be great places for our people and for the environment

The United Nations recognises the role of responsible consumption and production in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The targets under Goal 12, in particular, call on organisations to substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

One way we bring our purpose to life – to build a global network that conducts excellent research to help health systems achieve optimal outcomes for children – is by integrating environmental considerations into our research and education work. To minimise our waste footprint, we are reducing single-use plastic in our offices and expanding our recycling programs. We have dramatically reduced the amount of printed paper in our offices and we have completely gone digital with our corporate communication and dissemination activities.

We are also engaging our suppliers to help reduce their footprint. We have made this a core topic in conversations with our collaborators and vendors, and we are continuing to work with them to strengthen our environmental performance.

We are working to weave this mindset into all areas of our action – from the Foundation’s operations to our studies implementation – to achieve our goals while also creating long-term value for all our stakeholders.