As an organization, LHSC purchases hundreds of thousands of products, and uses many different types of services within our facilities. These products and services contribute both directly and indirectly to our impact on the environment – beginning with initial resource extraction, energy consumption and pollution associated with manufacture and transport, and the disposal of product packaging and eventually, the product itself.

Understanding what we buy, who we buy it from, how we use and dispose of it, is an important step toward mitigating our negative environmental impacts, and is a key component of the Ecological Stewardship Program at LHSC.