Purpose of this Report
Texas Health Resources' (Texas Health) baseline Community
Responsibility & Sustainability Report provides a
high-level overview of our citizenship and sustainability
programs, commitments and goals, as well as progress being made
to enhance our workplace, our environment of care and to
improve the health of people in the communities we serve. The
report serves to:
- Capture progress being made in a more transparent and
- Benchmark and assess our sustainability performance with
respect to laws, regulations, norms, codes, and other
performance standards and voluntary initiatives.
- Identify opportunities to streamline processes, reduce
costs and improve efficiencies.
- Compare our performance and achieve a competitive advantage
as a faith-based, nonprofit health care system.
- Provide a clear picture of our economic, social and
environmental investments to help internal and external
stakeholders better understand our mission, vision and values.
- Enhance Texas Health's long-standing reputation as a good
corporate citizen and leader in the community.
The content sheds light on our 2012 operational areas of
excellence. It is helping us to identify opportunities for
improvement so that we may prioritize sustainability strategies
and investments for the future.
Global Reporting Initiative
We prepared our inaugural Community Responsibility &
Sustainability Report in accordance with the Global Reporting
Initiative's (GRI) G3.1 guidelines. The GRI provides a
framework to transparently discuss economic, environmental,
social and governance performance. At the time of this report,
Texas Health was among the first faith-based, nonprofit health
care systems in Texas and the nation to adopt this
international reporting process.