UPMC Announces Leadership for Its Environmental Sustainability Efforts

By: Staff Report

UPMC thrives on scientific discovery and providing Life Changing Medicine to the people and communities it serves. Looking to change lives in another way by amplifying its efforts to combat climate change and reduce our overall environmental impact under the leadership of two well-known leaders at UPMC — John Krolicki, vice president, Facilities and Support Services, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside and UPMC Children’s Hospital, will also become chief administrative sustainability officer, and Dr. Michael Boninger, president, UPMC Innovative Homecare Solutions, will also become chief medical sustainability officer, in addition to their current responsibilities.

John Krolicki (left) and Dr. Michael Boninger (right)

UPMC is proud to announce its renewed and refocused efforts in sustainability and that Krolicki and Boninger will be building a team to:

• Develop a comprehensive strategic plan to achieve environmental goals
• Initiate a comprehensive measurement program
• Create an annual report

  • UPMC is part of the Green Building Alliance 2030 challenge and has reduced our carbon footprint by over 20% since signing up.

Additionally, UPMC is looking to join two initiatives — one effort driven by the White House and the other by the National Academy of Medicine. Both efforts invite organizations to commit to lowering their greenhouse gas emissions and building more climate resilient infrastructure.