Our Sustainability Leadership

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Inova's Environmental Leadership

At Inova, we strive to develop and implement innovative, exciting environmental sustainability initiatives – and to share our progress with other healthcare leaders.  We have continually proven our leadership within the field of healthcare sustainability. 

Some of our major accomplishments include:

  • Becoming a charter member of Virginia Hospitals for a Healthy Environment in 2006
  • Hosting a Sustainability in Healthcare conference in 2009, 2011 & 2013
  • Becoming a charter member of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative in 2011

Inova has also received a variety of awards for our environmental sustainability efforts, including: 

  • ‘Making Medicine Mercury Free’ awards for all Inova hospitals in 2006
  • ‘Going Green’ award at Elizabeth Hartwell Eagle Festival in 2009
  • Finalist in Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Green Business Award in 2010 
  • 35 'Partner for Change' awards from Practice Greenhealth since 2007, including 11 'with Distinction'
  • Annual recognition as a 'System for Change' by Practice Greenhealth since 2009
  • Environmental Protection Agency’s ‘Best Workplaces for Commuters’ award for Inova Alexandria and Inova Fairfax Hospitals in 2010, 2011 & 2012
  • Silver-level award in the Loudoun County Green Business Challenge in 2010
  • Gold-level award in the Loudoun County Green Business Challenge in 2011 & 2012
  • Platinum-level award in the Loudoun County Green Business Challenge in 2013


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