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 we have followed since our inception.
Every day, people, companies, foundations, entities and institutions decide to stand beside EMERGENCY’s medics, nurses and workers, abroad and in Italy.
We decided to publish a sustainability report with the main objective of bringing an additional layer of transparency to the daily activities that we are able to carry out thanks to their support: We consider it an indispensable tool to hold ourselves accountable in a transparent manner not only to our stakeholders, but also to all those who are interested in knowing more about us, about how we work and why we are proud to be able to contribute in this way to a more equal and dignified society for all, without exception.
In this way, we can ensure the continuation of our medical work and the promotion, through events and initiatives, of a culture of peace, solidarity and respect for human rights.
Impartiality, neutrality, humanity and independence: these are the principles that have guided EMERGENCY’s work since day one. By adhering to these core values, we have treated more than 11 million people since 1994.
What does it mean to be sustainable?
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. It means guaranteeing efficient healthcare in facilities with green, natural surroundings, because we see beauty as an expression of dignity and respect, and as something that can contribute to the healing process. This is, for us, what it means be sustainable.
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.