Environmental sustainability is recognised as one of the key global challenges of the 21st century. The health sector has a vested interest in improving public health through addressing the causes of air pollution and climate change.
The NHS long-term plan includes commitments to becoming a ‘greener’ NHS through halving carbon emissions by 2025, cutting fleet air pollutants by 20%, and reducing single use plastics across the NHS supply chain. Making these ambitions a reality will affect decision making across all areas of the healthcare system and require environmental impact assessment to become a key consideration in purchasing and project decision making.
This award will recognise those organisations and partnerships that enable the NHS to deliver greener and more efficient services. Judges are particularly interested in projects displaying active innovations in the reduction of waste, water, energy consumption, carbon, and single-use plastics, that could be replicated across the wider system.
- This award is open to any private or not-for-profit business which works in partnership with an NHS organisation in the field of sustainability
- These can be single partnerships or joint working projects, but must demonstrate evidence from the past two years up until the awards deadline date