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Our first Annual Sustainability Report
10 August 2016

Our first Annual Sustainability Report – and the first in the NHS

We have published our first separate Annual Sustainability Report which details our progress towards our ambition to deliver a fully sustainable healthcare organisation at the Trust and across the wider NHS.

Committed to our staff, and our communities

Our commitment to delivering sustainable healthcare means taking care of our staff and our local community as well as our immediate and wider environments.

We’ve made it one of our core goals: ‘To be a strong sustainable business, grounded in our communities and led by excellent staff.’ Care Without Carbon is our route map for delivering on this promise.

Now in its second year, Care Without Carbon and the associated staff engagement campaign Dare to Care are delivering great results. These are presented in our first Annual Sustainability Report. This is a stand-alone report, to compliment our Annual Report. It is a first within the NHS and a real demonstration of our commitment to delivering sustainable healthcare.

The headlines are:

  • £3.09 million in savings against an investment of £877k.
  • A 20% reduction in our carbon footprint (equating to 1,607 tonnes C02 per year).
  • A 12% improvement in wellbeing for those taking dares as part of the Dare to Care campaign.

You can read the full report here.

We’re proud of the progress we've made, but we know there’s more to do, and we will continue to strive to innovate and explore new ways of doing things to ensure we deliver our vision of excellent care at the heart of the community today and in the future.

More information is available from the Care without Carbon website.