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% of waste is now recycled or in preparation for reuse.
The figures are published in the form of maps that enable comparison across the regions in England.
Organisations are increasingly taking this area of work seriously. One third of Annual Reports for CCGs and NHS providers included good Sustainability Reporting while 68 organisations (15%) excelled in communicating clearly the meaning of sustainability, policy, information and performance analysis
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