We have published a Green Plan which sets out our aims, objectives and delivery plans for sustainability across the organisations. Our key goals are increasing sustainability awareness, supporting our community, improving resource efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.
Alongside these goals we have identified 10 key areas of focus:
- Corporate approach
- Our people
- Sustainable care models
- Travel and logistics
- Asset management and utilities
- Sustainable use of resources
- Capital projects
- Climate change adaptation
- Greenspace and biodiversity
- Carbon and greenhouse gases
Our carbon emission reduction targets are in line with the Greener NHS programme and the UK Climate Change Act (2008). They cover the NHS Long Term Plan commitments related to health and the environment, including efforts to tackle climate change, reduce single-use plastics, improve air quality, and minimise waste and water use.
This plan will guide our organisation, staff, suppliers, patients and communities to take action on sustainability, working together helping to make a difference to reduce our impacts and improve health and social care outcomes.