Updated guidance and supporting documents for sustainability reporting

The SDU, working with the support of partners, have updated their sustainability reporting guidance, template and examples to support organisations with their end of year reporting. Measuring, monitoring and reporting on sustainability through the annual report supports the assurance process for meeting legal, reputational and policy requirements.We know that many of you will be thinking about […] the full article

Sustainable Procurement Survey

Procuring goods and services in an environmentally and socially responsible manner is a useful way to reduce an organisation’s sustainability impacts and a key commitment for the Health and Care sector.  It is not always clear, however, where responsibility lies/should lie with regard to sustainable procurement decisions.  The SDU is conducting a very short survey […] the full article

Fantastic animation on the power of sustainability

Barts Health NHS have produced a great short film detailing the difference sustainability has made for them including £9m of savings.  click on the link below to watch     SOURCE the full article

Organisations continue to make progress across water, waste and energy use

Figures published in November have shown that NHS organisations are making good progress in a number of areas of sustainable development with reduced energy use saving the NHS £23m over the last year. The figures have also show a decrease in water use and an increase in the amount of waste being recycled – 40% […] the full article

WHO calls on the global health community to support the call for a strong and effective climate agreement

Health professionals across the globe are being asked to give their support to the call for action on climate change. You can offer your support by signing up to the call. WHO calls on the global health community to add its voice to the call for a strong and effective climate agreement, that will save lives, both […] the full article

BRE briefing paper shows simple changes to the homes of older people could save the NHS over £600million a year

The briefing paper ‘Homes and Ageing in England’, prepared by BRE on behalf of Public Health England, builds on the earlier BRE publication ‘The cost of poor housing to the NHS’ and will be launched at the ‘Healthy Places for People’ conference at BRE in Watford on 10 December. Using data collected by the English […] the full article