We recognise our environmental obligations and we are committed to minimising our impact on the local environment and helping to improve it.
We are taking significant action to achieve our aims, investing in spend-to-save schemes and collaborating with local partners to ensure our services and teams are fit for the future.
Significant progress has already been made towards managing and reducing our carbon footprint through the implementation of a Board-approved Carbon Management Plan, which sets targets and identifies measurable actions for delivering carbon reduction in energy use, procurement, transport, waste, water use and the built environment.
We plan to achieve a 5% reduction in carbon emissions year-on-year for the next five years to deliver a total saving of 20% by 2020. We also have set a relative target of achieving a 5% reduction of carbon emissions per patient seen over the same time period.
We report our progress and achievements in our Annual Reports.