Fakeeh University Hospital becomes the first private hospital to join an initiative by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales
Terra Carta, a global business proposition, launched by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, provides a roadmap to 2030 for businesses to move forward towards a sustainable future
Fakeeh University Hospital, a world-class healthcare and academic facility in the UAE, has become the first private hospital in the UAE to join Terra Carta, the global business proposition launched by His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Wales.
Launched in January 2021, Terra Carta is a global proposition from the Sustainable Markets Initiative that provides a roadmap to 2030 for businesses to move towards an ambitious and sustainable future; one that will harness the power of Nature combined with the transformative power, innovation and resources of the private sector.
Fakeeh University Hospital, which has already been awarded Gold LEED certification in March last year, has a long-standing commitment towards being an environmentally friendly facility.
Speaking about the partnership, Dr. Fatih Mehmet Gül, Chief Executive Officer, Fakeeh University Hospital said: “At Fakeeh University Hospital, we are committed to a future that is more sustainable and puts nature, people and the planet first. As sustainability and healthcare go hand-in-hand, we are honored to be one of the first UAE hospitals to be involved in the Terra Carta initiative. Together, we are making positive progress in moving towards a more sustainable future while providing the best possible care for our patients.”
Sustainability has become an increasingly important pillar in almost all business strategies worldwide. According to Deloitte, 97% of 2,000 CEOs surveyed expressed that their companies have already felt the negative impacts of climate change, while 63% have said that their organizations are concerned about the continuous harm it could continue to cause. Fakeeh University Hospital is keen on making a sustainable impact on the global and local environment and with the Terra Carta charter, it plans to follow the roadmap to become increasingly responsible within the community.
In its first year, Terra Carta was able to gain support of almost 450 CEOs including Amazon, Pepsico and Bank of America. The initiative plans to work towards impactful changes to help the climate by implementing three strategic priorities which includes a shift in business models, mobilized financial systems and creating an environment that attracts investment.
The Terra Carta is an agreement developed by recommendations and insights from global business leaders across all sectors. This charter will continuously help aid and shed light on sustainable progress around the world. It covers many different opportunities including bringing the private sector together to provide leadership, inspiration and a catalyst for change. It also identifies critical areas where more work is required.
This marks as a great opportunity for Fakeeh University Hospital to be recognized for their ongoing efforts in sustainability.