Progress against the Green Plan will be reviewed annually and will be reported to the Board of Directors and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
The Trust is committed to sustainable development and recognises the significance of tackling a range of environmental, economic and social issues. We have already made significant progress in the core areas of sustainability, including energy reduction, but recognise that a broader approach to sustainability is now required. Consequently, a wider range of improvement measures are necessary, as detailed in the Green Plan document.
The Board-approved Green Plan provides a comprehensive and structured framework for the Trust to meet its commitment to conducting all aspects of its activities with due consideration to sustainability while providing high-quality patient care. We must ensure that sustainability is embedded in all Trust activities.
We are part of a single health and care system in Bradford District and Craven, and we are committed to ‘acting as one’ with our system partners to deliver the Green Plan for our organisation and the wider system.
It is of financial, social and environmental importance that the Trust reduces its direct and indirect carbon footprint. The Green Plan helps provide balance across a range of sustainability development objectives to achieve this.
The Green Plan will be reviewed by the Board annually, and progress reported through the governance structure to the Sustainability Strategy Group to ensure its aims are achieved.