Green Hospital Scorecard

Green Hospital Score Card 2016 Results and Resources

 ***For webinars, sector reports, and case studies from the 2016 GHS Program, click here.

Here is a link to the 2017 educational webinar, hosted on November 28th, 2017. 

Project Background

The Green Hospital Scorecard (GHS) is the only comprehensive health care benchmarking tool in Canada measuring energy conservation, water conservation, waste management and recycling, corporate commitment and pollution prevention. Participating hospitals report on their environmental and sustainability initiatives through a questionnaire and receive a Green Hospital Scorecard summarizing their environmental performance relative to their peers.

Our educational webinar on the GHS can be found here. This video outlines the focus of the survey and how to save, share and navigate the Green Hospital Scorecard survey.


In 2013, the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) developed and administered the Green Hospital Scorecard through the Green Hospital Champion Fund and supportive funding from the Ministry of Consumer and Government Services. That program ended in early 2016, and after an internal review the OHA decided to seek an appropriate organization to assume ongoing operation of the GHS. As a historic collaborator on the development of the GHS and on the OHA’s Green Health Care Awards since 2001, the Coalition was a logical choice to carry forward the delivery of the GHS.

The Coalition will again deliver the 2017 GHS program. Check out our Green Hospital Scorecard FAQ for more information.

Project Goals, Objectives, and Performance Results

The main purpose of the GHS is to provide a vehicle for standardized, sector-specific environmental benchmarking and to connect hospitals with environmental information that will assist them in achieving environmental and economic benefits such as reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved energy and water efficiency. The GHS allows for enhancement of existing benchmark data, refinement of collection methodologies, and the creation of meaningful reporting data to inform the sector, hospitals’ executives and future conservation programming. The intent of the program is to raise the hospital organization's awareness, motivate change, and incite improvements in the environmental sphere by recognizing each participating hospital's achievements.

The Scorecard shows a hospital's environmental performance in five areas: Energy, Water, Waste, Pollution Prevention, and Corporate Leadership. The GHS:

  • Provides a high-level snapshot of the organization's environmental performance against a backdrop of de-identified peer data.
  • Helps identify potential areas for improvements to environmental performance and operational efficiency
  • Informs target-setting
  • Offers the opportunity to be individually recognized through annual Gold, Silver and Bronze level achievements
  • Encourages excellence by honouring select participating organisations with annual Green Health Care Awards.

See a copy of a sample Scorecard here.


Participation is FREE for hospitals! The survey collecting 2016 data is currently open. The GHS is accepting data until February 28th, 2018.

At this time, only hospitals are invited to participate. If you are a Long Term Care Facilitator interested in how we can offer this opportunity please contact Linda Varangu, at

Information on how the CCGHC will handle data confidentiality can be found in the Green Hospital Scorecard FAQ

Guidance Documents

Click here to read the 2017 GHS Guidance on Interpretation of the Green Hospital Scorecard

For questions related to 2016 data call please contact


2016 Green Hospital Scorecard Winners!

Presentation on 2016 GHS winners

Here is a list of our 2016 GHS winners

Thank you to our sponsor for the 2017 Ontario Green Health Care Energy Award- Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)