Reporting on sustainability - GCC Maps 2016/17

The SDU has analysed information on the use and scores of the Good Corporate Citizen (GCC) assessment model. Use of the tool by NHS organisations is voluntary, and respondents are a self-selected cohort. 

Headlines:

  • Currently 44 of NHS providers and 19 CCGs in England have submitted an assessment during the last year using the GCC model. 
  • The maps highlight the significant variation between CCGs and NHS providers as well as variation between regions. 
  • The average score is 50% and NHS providers have a higher average score (52%) than CCGs (45%). 
  • The average score of 50% is the same as last year. 
Please download the maps below for regional comparison based on NHS England and PHE boundaries.

Reporting on sustainability - Maps 2015/16


The Sustainable Development Unit produces maps showing the progress of the NHS in meeting sustainability measures across the country.

Headlines from May 2015/16: 

  • The Good Corporate Citizen assessment model has been used by 14% of organisations during 2015/16.
  • Organisations scored an average of 50% over the 9 sections.

Please note these are an update from those published in Nov 2015 - the slides include both those published in November and updated maps for May.

Update November 2015 – Headlines:

  • 4.3% decrease in building energy carbon footprint between 2007/08 and 2014/15. 
  • 1.4% reduction in the last year
  • The reduction in energy use has helped to save £23 million in 2014/15 
  • 90 organisations (38%) that have reduced their building energy carbon footprint by more than 10% since 2007/08
  • 4.2% reduction in water use between 2007/08 and 2014/15
  • Waste not recycled has also decreased by one third between 2007/08 and 2014/15 with 40% of waste recycled or in preparation for reuse
  • 70% of NHS providers and 30% of CCGs in England (52% overall) have a current governing body or board approved SDMP
  • 42% of NHS providers have a board approved Adaptation Plan
  • 43% of NHS providers (102) are on track for a 34% reduction by 2020 (or equivalent 28% reduction on a 2013 baseline)
  • One third of Annual Reports for CCGs and NHS providers included good Sustainability Reporting while 68 organisations (15%) excelled in communicating clearly the meaning of sustainability, policy, information and performance analysis

At the bottom of the page are a number of downloadable maps. The maps represent sub-national comparisons and summarise the information across the four PHE / NHS England regions. These highlight the significant regional variation and those between CCGs and NHS providers – as well as a need to further support organisations in the delivery of their sustainability requirements.


Headlines from May 2014/15:

  • The Good Corporate Citizen assessment model has been used by 19% of organisations during 2014/15.
  • Organisations scored an average of 43% over the 9 sections..

Please note these are an update from those published in May 2015 - the slides include both those published in May and updated maps for November.

The measures used are:

  1. The average score for NHS organisations using the Good Corporate Citizen Assessment Model (GCC). (2015/16) (for more guidance about GCC click here
  2. The percentage of NHS organisations using the Good Corporate Citizen Assessment Model (GCC). (2015/16) (for more guidance about GCC click here).
  3. The percentage of NHS organisations with a Board Approved Sustainable Development Management Plan (SDMP).(for more guidance about SDMPs click here)   
  4. The quality of sustainability reporting in Annual Reports for NHS organisations (for more information about sustainability reporting guidance click here). 
  5. The percentage reduction in carbon emissions from building energy use.
  6. The percentage of NHS organisations on track for an absolute carbon reduction of 34% by 2020. 
  7. The percentage reduction in waste.
  8. The percentage reduction in water.
  9. The percentage of NHS organisations with plans for adapting ready for climate change (for guidance about adaptation planning click here). 

Further information that may be of interest can be found on SDU website pages covering energy and waste.