Like many other hospitals, the University Hospital of Besançon is subject to dual requirements concerning its waste. The French DASRI legislation on medical and infectious waste supplements the national Environmental code which requires appropriate management of the waste produced by hospitals. The hospital must therefore organise the elimination or optimisation of its waste in precise steps: sorting, packing, storage, transport, disposal on approved sites.
Encouraging sorting within the Besançon University Hospital is achieved under a tight budget, requiring the professional management of collection and daily supervision of hospital staff.
A requirement that is handled by SUEZ, a partner of the hospital since 2005. We remove and process the waste streams while providing sorting advice and a continuous improvement approach. In 2010, the hospital extended the activities entrusted to SUEZ, appointing us as its overall waste management provider.
SUEZ employees are responsible for the disposal of medical waste and its conversion to energy, while guaranteeing health & safety, compliance and budget optimisation.
A single provider for multiple missions
SUEZ assigned a crew of 6 specialists to work at the Besançon hospital on a daily basis.
Custom and scalable solutions for teams and hospital unit issues
In accordance with changes to regulatory, environmental and economic issues at play in the hospital, the integrated waste management solution has been expanded over time to include selective sorting of recoverable waste streams (bottles, cans, biowaste, etc.). SUEZ aligned its solution to focus on issues specific to the hospital's situation, primarily by delivering operational and economic responses in terms of:
Protection of the environment and a sustainable development approach were also looked at closely.
Strong management of different types of waste
Expert support from SUEZ and our hands-on approach ensure the best possible recovery of multiple waste categories on the hospital site: biowaste, paper, cardboard, plastic, metal scrap, etc. Expertise that has contributed to the first accreditations for the establishment.
Continuous improvement approach
As long-term partners, SUEZ and the University Hospital of Besançon monitor the quality and development of the service through regular re-assessments. SUEZ also provides proactive regulatory intelligence for the hospital.