We win Finance for the Future Award 2015
09 October 2015

We win Finance for the Future Award 2015

Sussex Community NHS Trust’s sustainable healthcare strategy, Care Without Carbon, last night won the Public Sector & Third Sector category at the 2015 Finance for the Future awards.

The awards celebrate organisations that put sustainability at the heart of their financial operations, and highlight the particular role of finance teams in delivering sustainable business goals across commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors.

The awards are in their fourth year and attracted a record number of entrants for 2015. They are organised by the Institute Of Chartered Accountants for England & Wales (ICAEW) and HRH The Prince of Wales’ Accounting for Sustainability Project. They were announced at a ceremony at Chartered Accountants Hall in London.

SCT won the award in the Public Sector & Third Sector category. Previous winners include The Crown Estate, Crossrail and Hadlow College. The achievement celebrates SCT’s sustainable healthcare strategy, Care Without Carbon, an innovative approach to delivering healthcare in ways that support patients, staff and the environment we all share.

SCT adopted the strategy in January 2014, setting out a clear commitment to become a zero-carbon healthcare provider by utilising 100% renewable energy, recycling or reprocessing 100% of its waste and eliminating use of non-renewable resources. Working with its strategic partner Capita Health Partners to deliver the strategy, SCT has already achieved a 15% reduction in emissions, despite an increase in clinical activity.

Jonathan Reid, SCT’s director of finance, facilities & estates, said: “We are delighted to win a Finance for the Future award. It’s an invaluable opportunity to promote and share our work, and to be inspired to take the next steps in line with our Care Without Carbon commitments.”

Richard Spencer, ICAEW’s Head of Sustainability, said: “The shortlisted candidates have all shown how committed they are to tackling the social and environmental challenges we face. They have demonstrated their determination to promote sustainability and understand the role that the finance function plays in the process. The awards celebrate the companies that lead the way and contribute to achieving the ultimate goal of a sustainable world.”