We are an iconic provider of hospital-based healthcare, striving to deliver an exceptional standard of care
We comprise several hospitals, health centres, a nationally accredited education provider and a world-class research institute
We are a nationally accredited, hospital-based Registered Training Organisation - the only one of its kind in Queensland
We are part of a collaborative research institute with The University of Queensland and founding partner of the Translational Research Institute
That's why we've worked hard to champion sustainable thinking and embed it into every layer of our organisation.
At Mater, we take our responsibility to the environment very seriously so we've embarked on a wide variety of initiatives to transform the way we manage our waste, energy and water usage. We've also greatly improved our sustainability credentials by making changes in the fields of procurement, facilities design and transport.
As a large organisation, it’s important that we find ways to responsibly manage our consumption of resources and reduce our impact on the environment. The Sustainability at Mater program, introduced in 2007 in South East Queensland, does exactly that. Since its inception, we’ve pursued over 200 green initiatives across a diverse range of themes, all of which are designed to benefit current and future generations. Mater is also committed to membership of the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals network which has published many case studies about our environmental sustainability endeavours.
Mater’s participation in research collaborations is reinforcing our evidence-based approach to embedding environmentally sustainable thinking into ‘business as usual’ activities. Research collaborations have been conducted with Griffith University, The University of Queensland and the University of Leeds.
Through our environmental sustainability policy, we’ve identified the following objectives:
Here are just some of our environmental achievements to date:
We’re proud to have been honoured with a number of external awards that recognise our eco-credentials: