Ninewells Hospital Joins United Nations Global Compact UNGC, Pioneering Ethical Healthcare Practices in Sri Lanka

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Ninewells Hospital, the foremost institution in women and childcare in Sri Lanka’s private healthcare sector, proudly announces its pioneering partnership with the United Nations (UN) Global Compact (UNGC). As the first hospital in Sri Lanka to align with this global initiative, this move reaffirms Ninewells Hospital’s commitment to responsible business practices, sustainability, and ethical healthcare.

The UN Global Compact serves as an ideal platform for Ninewells Hospital to further its mission of advancing women and childcare services while embracing key principles of corporate governance, risk management, and environmental stewardship. By participating in the UNGC, Ninewells Hospital seeks to catalyse gender equality, bolster its commitment to human rights, labour standards, and anti-corruption measures, and drive forward its sustainability initiatives. Its participation in the UNGC also underscores Ninewells’ commitment to creating a more equitable and compassionate world, whilst contributing actively to the betterment of society and promoting holistic and sustainable approach to healthcare as a business.

“For two decades, Ninewells Hospital has been a beacon of quality healthcare in Sri Lanka, and our alignment with the UN Global Compact reflects our dedication to global standards and ethical excellence,” remarked Dr.Vibash Wijerathne, Director & Chief Operations Officer at Ninewells Hospital, “This partnership is an embodiment of our vision to offer exceptional healthcare services whilst upholding the highest standards of responsibility and accountability.”

The UN Global Compact (UNGC) is a voluntary initiative that calls on businesses across the globe to embrace sustainable and socially responsible practices. With a focus on ten principles encompassing human rights, labour standards, environmental protection, and anti-corruption measures, the UNGC fosters a global community united in the pursuit of an ethical and equitable future for all.

Long recognized as a haven for women, children, and families, Ninewells Hospital stands as the sole private hospital in Sri Lanka dedicated to their well-being and is now the first to join the UNGC. With a legacy of providing specialized and compassionate care, Ninewells Hospital has consistently surpassed expectations, becoming one of Sri Lanka’s most trusted providers of healthcare.

Ninewells Hospital’s decision to embrace the UN Global Compact reflects its progressive outlook and dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of the people of Sri Lanka. Through this alignment with the UNGC, Ninewells Hospital sets an inspiring precedence for responsible and sustainable healthcare practices in the Island.

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