We are committed to delivering on the Greener NHS Programme, with the aim of being net carbon zero for scopes 1 and 2 (direct and indirect emissions) by 2040 and scope 3 (supply chain) by 2045.
The NHS in England is thought to be responsible for 5% of the total UK carbon footprint and our Integrated Care System, has adopted our inaugural Green Plan to address local issues that we can focus on to help make a difference.
- an increased use of digital technology,
- green prescribing,
- changing our purchasing habits to focus on local and suppliers with a commitment to achieving net zero, and
- enabling employees to have a more flexible approach to work.
This is a long-term commitment and will involve regular progress updates and assurances.