The purpose of this paper is to enlarge the debate concerning the influence of leadership on environmental sustainability implementation in European public healthcare organisations.
This paper is a viewpoint. It is based on preliminary analysis of European standards dedicated to environmental sustainability and their spread across Europe in public healthcare organisations. Viewpoints concerning leadership are then discussed and asserted.
This paper found a limited implementation of standards such as Green Public Procurement criteria, Eco-Management and Audit Scheme and ISO 14001 in public healthcare. Some clues indicate that the lack of implementation is related to leadership and management commitment.
For the first time, this paper investigates relationships between leadership and environmental sustainability in European public healthcare opening further avenues of research on the subject.
Chiarini, A. and Vagnoni, E. (2016), "Environmental sustainability in European public healthcare: Could it just be a matter of leadership?", Leadership in Health Services, Vol. 29 No. 1, pp. 2-8. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHS-10-2015-0035Download as .RIS
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