In the 2015 Paris Agreement, governments from around the world committed to taking drastic steps towards reducing the effects of climate change by keeping the rise in mean global temperature below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels. In order to meet this target and avoid the potentially catastrophic impact of global warming, greenhouse gas emissions must halve by 2030, and drop to net-zero by 2050.
At Full Support Healthcare our own net zero journey has already begun, starting with a carbon footprint analysis that will take us to full PPN06/21 compliance covering Scope 1, 2 and five Scope 3 emissions (upstream and downstream deliveries, business travel, commuting and waste). As part of the analysis, we will be reporting our emissions data annually on this webpage.
Through this process, Full Support Healthcare will set medium and long-term goals to drive a 50% reduction of our emissions by 2030 and a 100% reduction by 2040 – to help the NHS reach its own net zero target.
Our initial focus is around our three big key areas of emissions; scope 1 & 2 emissions and 2 of the scope 3 emissions (both upstream and downstream deliveries), but expanding to nine in total that go above and beyond the initial scope set out by the NHS. We have as a company also decided to include delivery from point of manufacture from our overseas manufacturing sites in this initial scope.
Renewable Energy Sources
During the electricity generation process carbon dioxide is produced which traps heat in the earth’s atmosphere, contributing to global warming. Renewable energy sources, like solar and wind power, don’t produce carbon emissions during the generation process. As a company we are totally committed to switching to 100% renewable energy.
Sustainable Upstream Deliveries
We can only improve our upstream deliveries by working together with our suppliers. By 2030 we aim to reduce our upstream delivery emissions by 50%, reducing this to net zero by 2040. We aim to achieve this by working with suppliers that are reducing their own carbon footprint as part of their certified ISO 14001 environmental management system.
Locally Sourced Products
More and more manufacturers are moving to UK and EU to manufacture products. As a company have decided to diversify our product portfolio to include more locally procured and manufactured products. One key initiative in 2023 is in the development and launch of UK designed, hosted and supported products and
software solutions for the NHS.