The BUND-Certificate is awarded in the course of a ceremonial event in the particular hospital. The clinic’s management receives the award in the form of an information plate and a certificate. The certificate is granted for 5 years after which the hospitals must again prove to have saved energy in considerable extent.
The ceremony and the certificate’s validity period go along with extensive public relations. Meanwhile a total of about 150 press articles and various television statements were produced about the activities of the certified hospitals. The staff of BUND-certificate-programme will present the certified hospitals and their exemplary and successful engagement on demand.
Managers and chief executives of hospitals increasingly regard the BUND-certificate as a quality seal. They see it as a way to distinguish their house as future-oriented and responsible, acknowledging their engagement for human health far over medical care alone. At the same time they focus on responsible handling of available resources.