Trust launches sustainable Green Plan on World Environment Day

IT IS the Trust’s vision to be an outstanding provider of healthcare, research and education, and a great place to work. But we can only achieve this through balancing the three pillars of sustainability: our financial, social and environmental commitments.

Consequently, the Trust has produced a Green Plan to achieve a range of core sustainability-related objectives.

In doing so, BTHFT has recognised the importance of the NHS Sustainable Development Unit’s work, as their Sustainable Development Assessment Tool has been used as a framework to help develop our own Green Plan.

By encouraging sustainable development in all its forms, the Trust will continue to take positive steps to mitigate the effects of its activities on the environment. We already incorporate sustainability into some aspects of our activities, but recognise that more needs to be done.

Identifying the opportunities that remain will help us meet the objectives of our clinical and supporting strategies. In particular, financial benefits from increasingly sustainable activities will allow us to further invest in clinical services.

Visit the Green Plan page on our website to find out more about it and our desire to lead the NHS in sustainability.