Intelligent CXO Issue 13 | Page 44



Sustainability has become an increasingly important pillar in almost all business strategies worldwide . According to Deloitte , 97 % of 2,000 CEOs surveyed expressed that their companies have already felt the negative impacts of climate change , while 63 % have said that their organisations are concerned about the continuous harm it could continue to cause .

Launched in January 2021 , the Terra Carta is a global proposition from the Sustainable Markets Initiative that provides a roadmap to 2030 for businesses to move towards an ambitious and sustainable future ; one that will harness the power of nature combined with the transformative power , innovation and resources of the private sector .
Dr . Fatih Mehmet Gul , Chief Executive Officer , Fakeeh University Hospital
Fakeeh University Hospital , a world-class healthcare and academic facility in the UAE , has become one of the first private hospitals in the UAE to join Terra Carta , the global business proposition launched by Prince Charles of Wales .
Dr . Fatih Mehmet Gul , Chief Executive Officer , Fakeeh University Hospital speaks to us about the Terra Carta , sustainability and the steps the business is taking to be more environmentally friendly .
Can you tell us about your role and the company ?
I ' m the CEO of Fakeeh University Hospital – the newest hospital in our group , Fakeeh Care . Our group is one of the largest healthcare groups in the region and we have been working on several integrated businesses , like medical education , rehabilitation and digital health projects .
The group was established in 1978 and has been operating in healthcare for the last 44 years . We have achieved many milestones in that time , for example , in 1983 , we were the first private hospital in KSA to provide an IVF service .
In 1984 , we were the first hospital that had a kidney transplant in a private hospital setup and then in 2003 , our medical education journey began ; today we have established a nursing college , Bachelor of Medicine , Bachelor of Surgery ( MBBS ) and PharmD , as well as several other residency programmes .
Fakeeh University Hospital has been open for the past 14 months and it is the first teaching hospital in Dubai . It is the largest private hospital , with a 350-bed capacitor , mainly focusing on the tertiary care delivery models . We ’ ve also been awarded the gold LEED certificate , which we ’ re very proud of .
“ When the pandemic hit , we gained an increased awareness around sustainability and the environment .”
In 2021 , the Prince of Wales launched Terra Carta – a global roadmap to 2030 , helping businesses move into a sustainable future . UAE-based Fakeeh University Hospital has become one of the first private hospitals to join this initiative . Dr . Fatih Mehmet Gul , Chief Executive Officer , Fakeeh University Hospital , tells us more .
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