- Caroline Desaegher has been appointed Director of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Ramsay Santé, in addition to her current roles as Director of Communications & Brand and Managing Director of the Ramsay Santé Corporate Foundation.
- In her new role, she is responsible for defining Ramsay Santé's CSR strategy, steering its implementation in the Group's different countries and setting up the appropriate reporting to enrich the annual CSR report.
- She is supported in this process by Sarah Bouillaud, appointed CSR Project Manager, who also joins the CSR Steering Committee made up of representatives from the Group's various departments.
Our job as a health care operator is obviously rich in meaning. But it should not make us forget the importance of the environmental impact of our activities, whether in terms of energy consumption, waste production or greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, the quality of the working environment is also an important subject, as it influences the quality of the relationship with patients & their carers at times when human relations are so important. This is why I am convinced that it is important for Ramsay Santé to integrate CSR much more broadly into its corporate strategy. The appointment of Caroline Desaegher as head of our new CSR department, in addition to her current functions, is an important asset in communicating strongly with our teams and raising their awareness of these issues. The members of the Executive Committee join me in wishing her great success in her new missions.
A CSR Department based on 3 fundamental axes
A company's development can only be sustainable if it reconciles economic interests (with financial results justifying shareholder investment), human interests (the quality of the working environment helps to attract and retain the company's talent) and environmental interests (tomorrow's human activity requires the preservation of natural resources today). This is why the implementation of the CSR strategy within Ramsay Santé is based on these 3 pillars:
- The social pillar, which involves taking into account the needs of employees and their professional development.
- The societal pillar, which concerns the commitment of the populations and territories where the company operates.
- The environmental pillar, which implies having a reasoned vision of one's activity in order to limit its impact on the environment.
A company is certainly intended to meet profit objectives, but also social, societal and environmental objectives. Three pillars that must be taken into account in the company's strategy and governance in order to ensure its sustainability. On all these subjects, we will highlight existing or ongoing good practices and work with the relevant departments to launch new positive initiatives.
After the acquisition of the Capio Group in 2018, Ramsay Santé has become the leading European provider of comprehensive healthcare services. The group now has 36,000 employees and works with nearly 8,600 private practitioners.
Present in 5 countries, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Italy, the group treats more than 7 million patients per year in its 350 establishments.
In hospitalization, Ramsay Santé offers almost all medical and surgical treatments in three business lines: Medicine-Surgery-Obstetrics (MCO), Follow-up and Rehabilitation Care (SSR) and Mental Health. Wherever it is present, the group participates in public health service missions and in the health network of the country, as in Sweden where the group has more than a hundred local health centres.
The quality and safety of care is the group's priority in all the countries where it operates. This is why the group is today one of the references in modern medicine, especially in ambulatory surgery and enhanced recovery after surgery (ARS).
The group also invests more than €200 million every year in its establishments, whether in new surgical and imaging technologies, or in the construction and modernisation of establishments. It also innovates at the service of patients with new digital tools and by developing its organisations to improve the efficiency of care.