In 2022, the Global 100 ranking by Corporate Knights is one of the world’s valued and transparent sustainability ratings. One of the largest integrated healthcare providers in GCC and India, Aster DM Healthcare, announced on 4 February 2022 that it attains ranked at number 94 in the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations. Aster is the only listed company from the Middle East and India to be included in this list for this year, alongside top MNCs from across the world.
The 2022 Global 100 companies derived 47% of their earnings from products or services categorized as ‘clean’ under the Corporate Knights Clean Taxonomy. They directed 48% of their capital expenditures, R&D and acquisitions to clean investments. Compared to the average ACWI firm, Global 100 members generate more than four times as much revenue per tonne of carbon emitted and almost eight times more output per unit of energy consumed.
“Aster’s inclusion in this prestigious list is recognition of our tremendous efforts over the years to instil UN SDGs into the very core of our operations. It ensures that we create shared value for all our stakeholders and enable a sustainable future for our organization, community and the environment. It is an honor for us to be featured on this list. Thanks to our Asterians, Aster Volunteers, our partners and stakeholders, who are closely involved in our sustainability journey,” said Dr Azad Moopen, founder chairman and managing director of Aster DM Healthcare.
Aster has integrated 11 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) into its ESG policies – good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, affordable and green energy, clean water and sanitation, decent work and economic growth, industry innovation and infrastructure, reduced inequality, climate action, sustainable consumption and production, and partnerships for goals.
Commenting on the recognition, Alisha Moopen, deputy managing director, Aster DM Healthcare, said, “As a company, we continue to focus on sustainability and innovation that supports our goal of creating a world that ensures health and well-being the people and planet. We are very proud that Corporate Knights have recognized these efforts in the top rankings of the Global 100 list of sustainable companies. Our company strives to enable a sustainable future for all by stepping up to unforeseen challenges and ensuring that both our business and social initiatives maintain a healthy balance to serve the world.”
A few key highlights of sustainability efforts by Aster in financial year 21. 5.7 GWh of electricity saved across 11 hospitals, 60,000 Kilo Litres of water consumption reduced across seven hospitals, 500,000 litres of treated sewage effluent used, 134 Aster Homes built for the underprivileged, 2358 MWh renewable energy integrated at hospitals in UAE, 900736 Covid-19 support beneficiaries, 195,990 free dialyzes provided, Rs. 14.8 million worth of treatment support was provided, among many others.