DEVA is committed to making sure environmental and social sustainability is core to the design of our new healthcare technology. Without it, there's a real risk of negative impacts affecting the energy and material footprint of the healthcare system. We deliver value and flexibility to our customers while working to secure a healthier future for patients and the planet.
DEVA's overarching goal is to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and, in particular, universal health coverage (UHC) by investing in digital health. Health care systems in both developed and developing nations have begun to embrace the transformative power of information and communication technology, from electronic health records that integrate and organize medical data and enable providers to share it easily, to mobile technology that spurs better informed decisions by people and health workers in rural areas and hospitals.
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
At DEVA, we see the digitalization of care as an opportunity to accelerate sustainable development. According to a paper published by J.D Sachs and others, digitalization is one of six key transformations needed to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. DEVA has set ambitious sustainability targets linked to the UN SDGs. These include: ensuring sustainable use of materials and driving the transition to a circular economy; and ensuring sustainable use of energy, reducing emissions, and operating carbon-neutral.
At The Ribbon.Life as a purpose-driven health technology subsidiary of DEVA, we are very conscious of our responsibility towards society and of the need to continue to embed sustainability ever deeper in the way we do business – not only in our own operations, but across the value chain, together with our customers and supply partners.
Our strategy aims to capture the potential of digital to help us realize our sustainability ambitions. This strategy is built around four pillars:
Digitalization offers tremendous scope to improve the delivery of care – benefiting patients, clinicians and administrators alike. It also has significant potential to reduce the environmental impact of healthcare. However, we can only harness that potential by purposely designing our digital systems to advance sustainable development, and by working together with others in our ecosystem – care providers, practitioners, knowledge partners, and suppliers.
Across industry, we need to team up with experts, e.g. from the world of software architecture, to ensure we make the right decisions and trade-offs for a sustainable future. Two key questions come to mind for these experts:
We are keen to build upon our own experiences and learn from others’ ideas and best practices. In that spirit, We invite you to join the discussion on how to best leverage digitalization to improve healthcare while at the same time accelerating the sustainable use of energy and materials.