• Measuring carbon footprint
    Measuring carbon footprint
    Measuring the carbon footprint of your organisation is an important step in managing and reporting on its carbon emissions. You need to know what your current carbon footprint is to know if your actions have had an impact.
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  • NHS Carbon Footprint
    NHS Carbon Footprint
    The latest NHS Carbon Footprint data (2012) shows that carbon emissions for NHS England have stopped rising and are leveling off.
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  • Governance
    Sustainable Development and carbon management are corporate responsibilities. Clear governance provides an assurance process that considers requirements, both in terms of the law and to achieve high quality healthcare.
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  • Reporting
    NHS Trusts should report on sustainability as part of their annual reporting process.
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  • Sustainable Development Management Plan (SDMP)
    Sustainable Development Management Plan (SDMP)
    An SDMP is crucial to embedding sustainability into NHS services. It is an excellent mechanism for Chief Executives to gain assurance that their organisation is delivering on the agenda and supports the Statement on Internal Control sign off required in the NHS Financial controls.
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  • Good Corporate Citizenship
    Good Corporate Citizenship
    The Good Corporate Citizenship (GCC) tool is an easy to use online tool that helps NHS organisations assess their commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
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  • Finance
    Lowering your carbon footprint and increasing sustainability can help reduce costs and improve the quality of healthcare.
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  • Leadership
    The SDU's Board Leadership Programme Resource pack helps leaders and those responsible for developing Board leadership programmes integrate sustainability into their leadership programmes.
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  • Building Energy
    Building Energy
    Building energy use contributes to 24% of the total NHS carbon footprint and offers many opportunities for saving and efficiency.
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  • Procurement
    The NHS Carbon Reduction Strategy recognises that procuring in a low carbon way is a major challenge. Procuring for Carbon Reduction (P4CR) will help you reduce carbon emissions when buying goods and services for the NHS.
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