Carillion Champions NHS Sustainability Day 2015

Carillion health employees up and down the country have been taking part in sustainable events and activities in support of NHS Sustainability Day 2015.

Thursday 26th March saw 100s of Carillion staff across the nation support their local NHS Trusts with food bank drives, clothing collections, energy reduction campaigns and cycle to work initiatives in a bid to promote sustainability.

Nuala Gilmartin from Carillion comments: “We are really pleased with the level of support we have had from our colleagues to promote NHS Sustainability Day; our activities help to put sustainability on everyone’s agenda which is the first step in embedding it into our every day practices”.

At South Tees Hospitals NHS FT our staff held a charity bake sale, a local food bank drive and participated in Barnardo’s Go Get It challenge arranging and collecting donations from local businesses in support of the charity.

A group of volunteers also took to the hills and dales of the North York Moors as part of a conservation initiative and bird boxes were installed on the Trust site to help the declining bird population.

At The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford our team has been working in partnership with the Trust to support an initiative with the Prince’s Trust. This three week programme aims to help individuals get into full time employment through practical experience with the opportunity to seek employment within the Trust on completion.

Darent Valley Hospital in Kent focussed on energy efficiency initiatives offering energy savings advice for home and the workplace whilst at The Queen Alexandra in Portsmouth the team focussed on educating staff and the local community about waste awareness and recycling.

Our Barts Health team is devoting a whole week to supporting the Trussell Trust Foodbank programme across a broad swathe of East London and beyond.

All of Carillion’s health contracts have been serving a special sustainability day menu in their restaurants with take away recipes for people to recreate at home – the aim is to embed sustainability into our everyday activities.

Now in its third year, Carillion has been supporting NHS Sustainability Day since its commencement with the aim of promoting sustainability best practices across the health sector. In the run up to the big day itself, Carillion has supported a range of regional roadshows with guest speakers focussing on a range of issues from social value to staff engagement.