The present report. Sustainable development goals

L'informe present - RSC

The Institut Guttmann presented its first Corporate Social Responsibility Report in 2016, corresponding to the financial year 2015. Since then, the organisation has prepared this Corporate Social Responsibility report each year.

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Based on the Global Reporting Initiative model (Core version), the report is adapted to the review of indicators established by the GRI, as well as to the SDGs of the United Nations Global Compact, and indicators of the Economy for the Common Good. The working group that produced the document was made up of people from different areas: care, communication, human resources, the environment, the economics and financial department, quality and management of the foundation. The consultancy firm INGECAL has supervised the most technical and methodological areas.

The report covers all the activities carried out by the Institut Guttmann in 2019 without limitation of scope in reference to it. The identification of material aspects has always been in accordance with the nature of the activity and the interest groups. The report is based on social (people and commitment to the community), economic and environmental frameworks, complying with the indicators established in the GRI model.

Economy for the Common Good

In Catalonia, the Institut Guttmann was the first organisation in the health sector to join the global movement of the Economy for the Common Good. The Institut Guttmann joined formally in 2015 and since then it reports all the indicators. The Common Good Balance Sheet of the Institut Guttmann had been also audited with a favourable result, more specifically 693 points.

United Nations Global Compact: Agenda 2030

The Institut Guttmann joined the United Nations Global Compact in 2015, and three years later became a “Signatory Partner” for its commitment to the principles and objectives of the UN for sustainability.

The fundamental objective of the Institut Guttmann, in this sense, is to promote the reduction of social inequalities of people with disabilities by promoting the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically those that are directly related to disability and that are related to our activity. All with the objective set in the Global Agenda 2030.

This report documents the activities carried out in 2019 related to the different CSR issues and the interrelations with stakeholders. The document is public and can be found on the Institut Guttmann website. It is also available on the GRI website, the United Nations website (Global Compact) and the website of the Catalan Government (Catalan CSR Council).

Since 2017, the Institut Guttmann has identified 5 SDGs in particular, of the consequences derived from these accidents. over 53 years towards equal rights and equal especially due to their relevance in its activities:

As a Specialised Neurorehabilitation Hospital, the Institut Guttmann is a Spanish and international centre of reference in its specialty. The healthcare activity of the Institut Guttmann is characterised by the achievement of optimal results in rehabilitation, compared with other hospitals that share our specialty and always according to international measurement scales.

We also contribute actively, and through our social activity, to the prevention and reduction of traffic accidents, as well as to the best treatment of the consequences of these accidents.

The Institut Guttmann has been working intensively for more tan 53 years for the equal opportunities for people with disabilities once they finish their rehabilitation process. To this end, we work closely with associations of people with disabilities. In fact, the Social and Participation Council, an advisory body, is made up of representatives of the main associations of people with disabilities and helps us to promote and carry out relevant projects to encourage empowerment and personal autonomy.

Guttmann Barcelona Life, the apartments for the promoting of independent life, it is an initiative that is directly aimed at achieving this goal: making cities inclusive, accessible, safe, resilient and sustainable. With this initiative, the Institut Guttmann Foundation takes its commitment to people with disabilities one step further, favouring access to an inclusive and accessible home, and to living an independent and autonomous life, which in turn respects people’s own lifestyle and decision-making capacity.

The Institut Guttmann has EMAS and ISO 14001 accreditation, and is an example of a health organisation that incorporates a whole series of measures to protect the environment, and also promotes awareness of the importance of contributing to the mitigation of climate change among all those with whom it interacts.

The Institut Guttmann Foundation is a solid institution, renowned and respected for its 54-year history of working for people and being an example of responsibility, transparency and good governance. The institution, through an independent firm, audits its accounts annually to guarantee its correct management of assets; it exercises a policy of information transparency through its Report and the Transparency and Good Governance Portal available on the website. Additionally, we work on the implementation of Legal Compliance in the organization.

From 2019, we report our activity by adding a sixth DSG, the number 17 that is directly related to partnerships. The Institut Guttmann works collaboratively in many of its areas of activity, as we will see and detail appropriately throughout this report and as this is reflected in the new Strategic Plan 2020-2025.

The Institut Guttmann focuses its assistance and research activities on improving international cooperation through access to science, technology and innovation in order to increase the exchange of knowledge. It also promotes the development, as well as the transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound and sustainable technologies, the increased use of enabling technologies, in particular information and communication technologies in their rehabilitation processes.

The Institut Guttmann maintains strategic alliances with other hospitals, universities, technology companies and international research centres to promote the exchange of knowledge, expertise, technologies and financial resources.

Finally, it forms part of effective alliances in the fields of public-private and civil society cooperation, taking advantage of the experience and resource-acquisition strategies of the partnerships.