Environmental sustainability has been moving up the priority list in the healthcare sector with increased awareness of climate change and impacts on public health, and more recently cemented in strategic thinking with NHS net zero targets to work towards.
The journey to a greener NHS comes to a head in two key targets: net zero by 2040 for direct emissions, and net zero by 2045 for indirect emissions.
Knowing where to focus attention for greatest impact, as well as setting a realistic and effective strategy, presents a challenge for NHS Trusts across the country.
This award will go to an organisation which has helped the NHS embark on its Green Plan by reducing environmental impact significantly in one or more areas. Judges will be looking for projects which set a precedent for collaborative working to support the NHS’ net zero targets.
- This award is open to any private or not-for-profit business which works in partnership with an NHS organisation
- These can be single partnerships or joint working projects, and must demonstrate evidence from the past one to two years up until the awards deadline date