Gartner’s Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 is adding an environmental, social and governance (ESG) quantitative metric to its ranking for the first time. The new ESG metric will be based upon Healthcare Anchor Network membership, participation, and active engagement. The metric will be weighted at 5% of the valuation for each health system.
From the Gartner announcement:
We know many health systems are working hard on DEI spend and sustainability. . . . While your CEO is (or should be) focused on these strategies, certain systems may need time to adapt to these changes. Therefore, the ESG metric will initially be weighted at 5%, with an intention to increase this weight to 15% or more over the next few years. Many health systems represent the largest employers in a geography and could be better aligned to ESG. We hope these methodology changes to our ranking will encourage further resources and investment in these areas.