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People & Business :: Corporate Social Responsibility
First Do No Harm: Health Care Groups Align in Push for PVC Alternatives
12:29 PM MDT | April 18, 2008 | Kara Sissell
Health care provider Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, CA) says it will extend the Hippocratic oath beyond “first do no harm” by modifying its purchasing policies to include “more environmentally sustainable products.” The group says it will use polyvinyl chloride (PVC)-free medical devices where possible, focus on energy saving operations, and minimize building material toxicity at its facilities. Kaiser, the largest managed care organization in the U.S., says it created the Global Health and Safety Initiative (GHSI) last October as a vehicle...
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