The Green Team
Full Support Healthcare has set up a new ‘Green Team’ to help actively promote environmentally friendly ways of working in the company.
Made up of ambassadors from every department across the organisation, the Green Team will meet every fortnight to discuss new and exciting ways we can actively reduce our collective emissions in existing procedures, policies and ways of working.
The total amount of carbon dioxide (and other green house gasses) we produce through day-to-day activities such as driving, heating and using electricity, is collectively known as our ‘carbon footprint’. Scientists agree that humanities collective carbon footprint is negatively impacting the world we live in by increasing climate change, contributing to air pollution and speeding up the melting of the polar ice caps.
The COP26 conference held in Glasgow last year made clear that something needs to be done to slow the frightening acceleration of global warming. To have any positive impact, carbon emissions need to be halved by 2030, and ideally drop to net zero by the middle of the century to help avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
Currently, the UK government has one of the most ambitious climate change plans in the world – wanting to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
A greener NHS
The NHS has taken this one step further though in committing to reach net zero by 2040.
In September 2021, one year on from the publication of the Delivering a net zero NHS report, the NHS England Public Board approved a roadmap to help suppliers align with our net zero ambition between now and 2030.
As a supplier to the NHS, we’re in full support of the roadmap and are actively working to be ahead of the game in reducing our carbon footprint and keep the NHS safe in a more environmentally sustainable way.
Partnering with Enistic
In addition to investing in our new employee advocacy Green Team programme, we’ve partnered with Enistic – the Carbon Management specialists. Since they were established in 2002, Enistic have helped thousands of the world’s largest companies to reduce their energy usage and overall carbon footprint.
But creating a greener planet isn’t something we can do alone.
If you have any carbon-reducing ideas that work in your workplace, why not let us know by getting in touch with our Green Team.