Sustainability

Everywhere we operate, we promote and implement a model of sustainable healthcare.

Our work is made possible by hundreds of thousands of people who choose to participate because they believe in what we do, and in the principles and values that guide the Organisation: independence, impartiality, humanity and neutrality.

To make our supporters and donors more involved and aware of the impact of their fundamental support, between 2018 and 2020, we published a Sustainability Report.

We consider it an indispensable tool to hold ourselves accountable in a transparent manner on how we work, of what it means to be sustainable, and why we are proud to be able to contribute in this way to a more equal and dignified society for all, without exception.

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What does it mean to be sustainable?

In all our projects, we collaborate with local authorities to define activities and training programmes for local staff. Our aim is to contribute to the growth and sustainability of national health systems, not to replace them. It is essential that governments not only share the objectives of but also support hospitals, including financially, to ensure effective hand-over in future.

Sustainability means offering free, high-quality healthcare to victims of war, landmines and poverty by carrying out long-term projects. It means training local staff in the countries where we work until local authorities are able to manage and coordinate medical infrastructure and facilities and make EMERGENCY redundant.

Sustainability must always be tied up with other words, like equality, dignity, social responsibility, awareness and participation. This is, for us, what it means be sustainable.

Through the Sustainability Report we provided a detailed narrative, managerial and financial description of EMERGENCY to measure the results achieved by the Organisation and, above all, to thank those who decide to stand beside us every day.


Sustainability for EMERGENCY

Pietro Parrino, Director of EMERGENCY's Field Operations Department, explains the characteristics that distinguish our three methods of intervention.

Alessandro Bertani, EMERGENCY's Vice President, analyses the sustainability of humanitarian activity.

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