The Hospital Sant Pau i Santa Tecla Foundation (FHSPST) has its origins in the XII century and its objective is to provide healthcare and social attention to the community. Nowadays it is integrated in the XHUP (Network of Public use Hospitals in Catalonia).

It was recognized as private non-commercial Foundation by the order of 21/02/1985, according to the Catalonia Government law of 1/1982.

It takes part of the Xarxa Santa Tecla, a hospitals network which includes the following health centers: Three Hospitals: Hospital del Vendrell (El Vendrell), Hospital Lleuger Santa Tecla – Llevant (Tarragona), Hospital Sant Pau i Santa Tecla (Tarragona); Six primary healthcare centres: ABS Baix Penedès Interior (Arboç), ABS Calafell, ABS Santa Tecla – Llevant, ABS Torredembarra, ABS Vendrell and ABS Vila-seca; and a geriatric centre: Centre sociosanitari Santa Tecla – Llevant.

FHSPST, project coordinator, has a huge experience on the management of hospitals and healthcare centres, and it has a huge commitment in contributing to enhance the environmental behavior of the health sector.

Xarxa Sanitaria i Social Santa Tecla, AIE (in short Xarxa AIE) was founded in 2001 as Economic Interest Grouping (EIG) by three non-profit Foundations, one of them was the Fundació Hospital de Sant Pau i Santa Tecla.
The aim of this Economic Interest Grouping (EIG) is to group the general services such as management, administration, finances, maintenance, human resources, etc., in order to supply these services to these Foundations.

SIMPPLE is an R+D+I company that was founded in the middle of 2004 as a spin out of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) of Tarragona (Spain). In January 2011, SIMPPLE became a part of Fundació Hospital de Sant Pau I Santa Tecla.
The origin of SIMPPLE can be found in the activities of the innovation centre 'Intelligent Systems and Modeling of Production Processes and Logistics in Companies' (SIMPPLE), founded in 2000 and part of the XIT Network of CIDEM. In turn, said centre was created from research groups in Transport Phenomena (FeT) and Environmental Management Analysis (AGA), both part of the URV’s Department of Chemical Engineering, which has over 25 years of research experience in the development and application of technologies relating to transport phenomena, software and environmental engineering and management for the industrial chemistry sector.
SIMPPLE has experience as developer of the software tools and web pages and in the design, development and deployment of web applications. Additionally, the know-how of SIMPPLE spans other technological skills such as, database design, data interoperability, interface design and usability analysis, etc.
The experience of the team in Ecodesign, environmental management and Life Cycle Assessment methodologies comes from 1995. Since then, a lot of environmental projects have been developed by the team members, most of them focused on the Electrical and Electronic sector. The members of the team have been involved in several projects at European, national and regional level.

LEITAT is a technological centre aiming to offer efficient services to the companies of the industrial sector by adding technology value both to products and processes. We focus our activity on Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&i) and our services are clearly aimed at the adaptation to the constant changes and needs, as well as providing the more efficient and sustainable answers to companies.

Since it was founded in 1906, the Technological Center LEITAT has focused its activity on the needs of the enterprises by promoting honesty, professionalism and respect to people and to environment at the same time. Because of its commitment to search the best technology solutions for other companies, LEITAT collaborates with public institutions, state-owned bodies, universities and other technological centres in order to find the most efficient solutions for our partner's problems.

Within this commitment, one of the LEITAT's strategies is the promotion of R&D&i in order to improve production process respecting the environment. The Sustainability Unit is in charge of performing projects and managing initiatives, which promote innovative and efficient energy resources and waste management, to preserve and improve the environmental quality as well as contributing to substantial economic savings for the public and private sectors.

The Sustainability Unit transforms environmental challenges into economic opportunities thought Sustainable Consumption and Production (energy efficiency, waste minimization, REACH and CLP, sustainable mobility); Ecodesign and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA, Green procurement and events); Ecolabel and Environmental Communication (EU Ecolabel, DGQA, Environemtal Product Declaration) Environmental training and awareness to improve business competitiveness.

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