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Sustainability Reporting in the Healthcare Services Sector: Implementation of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Guidelines in a Private Hospital in Saudi Arabia and suggestions for specific GRI performance indicators for the healthcare services sector

Thiab, Israa LU (2009) IMEN41 20091
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Sustainability reporting became a favorable practice for corporations from different sectors all around the world, not only because of its value as a means to track the performance of one’s company, but also as a tool to communicate the performance to all involved stakeholders in any corporation. This paper focuses on sustainability reporting in the healthcare services sector with a focus on private hospitals, by attempting to identify sector specific sustainability performance indicators that are of importance for healthcare services providers (i.e. hospitals) and their stakeholders. In doing so, the paper identifies the significant economic, environmental and social impacts and aspects, identifies previously used key performance... (More)
Sustainability reporting became a favorable practice for corporations from different sectors all around the world, not only because of its value as a means to track the performance of one’s company, but also as a tool to communicate the performance to all involved stakeholders in any corporation. This paper focuses on sustainability reporting in the healthcare services sector with a focus on private hospitals, by attempting to identify sector specific sustainability performance indicators that are of importance for healthcare services providers (i.e. hospitals) and their stakeholders. In doing so, the paper identifies the significant economic, environmental and social impacts and aspects, identifies previously used key performance indicators, and highlights the views and expectations of the stakeholders in one case study - a private hospital in Saudi Arabia. The thesis provides a tentative outline for a sector supplement to be used by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). (Less)
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author
Thiab, Israa LU
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IMEN41 20091
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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report number
2009:13
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
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1578611
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2010-03-17 17:06:50
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  abstract     = {Sustainability reporting became a favorable practice for corporations from different sectors all around the world, not only because of its value as a means to track the performance of one’s company, but also as a tool to communicate the performance to all involved stakeholders in any corporation. This paper focuses on sustainability reporting in the healthcare services sector with a focus on private hospitals, by attempting to identify sector specific sustainability performance indicators that are of importance for healthcare services providers (i.e. hospitals) and their stakeholders.  In doing so, the paper identifies the significant economic, environmental and social impacts and aspects, identifies previously used key performance indicators, and highlights the views and expectations of the stakeholders in one case study - a private hospital in Saudi Arabia. The thesis provides a tentative outline for a sector supplement to be used by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).},
  author       = {Thiab, Israa},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sustainability Reporting in the Healthcare Services Sector: Implementation of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Guidelines in a Private Hospital in Saudi Arabia and suggestions for specific GRI performance indicators for the healthcare services sector},
  year         = {2009},
}