We are committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2040, as part of the Greener NHS programme.
We have a bold vision for our sustainability work. We want to be at the forefront of the agenda and to be a pioneering force for good in terms of decarbonising the NHS system, whilst also delivering broader sustainability benefits within our locality and beyond.
We see an emphasis on ‘place’ as being the cornerstone of our future success and we will work collaboratively with others to achieve our shared collective goals.
As an organisation, we have outlined four key ambitions for our sustainability activities. These are to:
Our Green Plan sets the scene for the work we will do over the next three years to expand and accelerate our existing decarbonisation programme and support the system’s vital work to make the NHS net zero.
In October 2020, the NHS became the world’s first health service to commit to reaching carbon net zero, in response to the profound and growing threat to health posed by climate change.
Watch the short video below to discover how the NHS is becoming greener.
Find out more about the Greener NHS programme.