Board Commitment

As an arm’s length public sector body, CQC has a key role to play in driving forward the government’s commitment to sustainability in the economy, society and the environment. As a minimum, CQC is committed to comply with the Greening Government Commitments that apply to all government departments, executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies, set out in the action plan for driving sustainable operations and procurement across government.

Progress 2017 - Internal commitments

Continue to report back on the Greening Government Commitments in the annual report & accounts. Enable agile working with most staff working from home.

Progress 2017 - Influence through remit

CQC is aware of the importance of the sustainable use of resources in well led health and social care environments.

New internal  and influence through remit objectives

Sustainability Steering Group being set up and organisation SDMP in progress.
CQC offer a proportionate approach that supports providers and commissioners to deliver the aims of the Five Year Forward View. With NHS Improvement, CQC will begin publishing ratings of how well NHS trusts and foundation trusts are using their resources to deliver high quality care.