Global green and healthy hospitals

Global green and healthy hospitals

Gaining International Recognition for Sustainability

If your organisation is already taking strides to become more sustainable then why not gain international recognition for the work you are already doing?

The Sustainable Development Unit is a founding member of the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH) project and would like your hospital to sign up to the initiative which is designed to promote action on sustainable healthcare across the world. Your organisation will then become part of a worldwide movement to reduce the environmental footprint of healthcare and to promote sustainability and public health. Join the network.

If you join then you will be able to share best practice and case studies internationally and your organisation will be seen as an ambassador for sustainability globally. Take a look below at the English organisations already taking part.

Joining the network is free, easy to do and only requires highlighting the work you are already doing on sustainability.

It is important to note that the Carbon Reduction Strategy and the Route Map for Sustainable Health are closely aligned with the GGHH project. Therefore many of our goals are similar to GGHH’s goals. This means it's highly unlikely you will have to do anything different to be part of this worldwide network.

This is an opportunity to gain global credit for work done locally.

The benefits of joining will be that you will join a group of hospitals, health systems and health organisations representing the interests of more than 3,500 hospitals from six continents. You will also be able to interact with and learn from other organisations around the world by sharing best practices and finding solutions to shared challenges.

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Organisations taking part


  • Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Cornwall Healthcare Estates Support Services Estates
  • East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Environment
  • Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS
  • Northampton General Hospital
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sussex Community NHS Trust
  • The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • University College London Hospitals
  • NHS South Essex Cluster
  • Yorkshire Ambulance Service

2020 Healthcare Climate Challenge

The SDU is a signed up participant in the 2020 Healthcare Climate Challenge. You can also sign up to the pledge which is underpinned by three core principles:

  • Reducing Your Own Climate Footprint
  • Preparing for Climate Impacts
  • Leading the Way to a Low-Carbon Future

The SDU's certificate of participation can be downloaded below.

To find out more about the challenge and making the pledge visit the GGHH website.