JSI Statement on Climate Change

April 21st, 2022 | News

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At JSI, our mission is to improve health equity and health outcomes for individuals and communities. We work with people across the globe to ensure that all individuals can live their best and healthiest life, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, or circumstances. We do this by taking an equity-centered, community-focused approach to working in health systems. As we celebrate Earth Day, we recognize that our work requires that we confront the consequences of climate change, environmental degradation, and biodiversity loss. We understand that improved health cannot be achieved and sustained unless we simultaneously commit to supporting community-led adaptation and mitigating the consequences of climate and environment change.

JSI is a signatory to InterAction’s NGO Climate Compact. This multifaceted agreement requires us to be accountable as we engage in advocacy and education efforts, address the multi-dimensional drivers of climate and environment change, examine and change our internal operations, and learn from others.

JSI also considers environmental impact when designing and siting new facilities. For example, JSI’s office in Boston is Energy Star Certified and our office in Washington, D.C. is certified to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum standards established by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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