Environmental management standards project

There is an increasing interest in environmental management standards (EMS) from health and social care sector organisations. The Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) have established a national working group to determine how the sector can use EMS to best effect to drive financial and social benefit, alongside environmental sustainability. 

To support this work the SDU held an workshop in May attended by 13 Trusts – with a further Trust providing input later.The aim is to ascertain a genuine set of views from providers with practical experience of and interest in standards, before considering engaging with any providers of EMS.

The results of that first meeting are summarised in the briefing below.