We are delighted that our fantastic Sustainability team won two awards at the Sustainable Health and Care Awards on Wednesday 21 November.
Winners were whittled down from 58 finalists representing 34 organisations by a panel of 13 judges from across the health, environment and private sectors at an awards ceremony held at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham.
Our Trust picked up the award for sustainable excellence- corporate approach for our commitment to sustainability, having reduced our carbon emissions by 19.8 per cent in 2017-18 with an extra 16 per cent saving planned in 2018-19.
We also won the carbon reduction award for our Sustainable Development Management Plan. The plan aims to achieve a 28 per cent carbon saving by 2020 against our baseline year in 2012-13. Since 2013-14, our Trust has made a whopping saving of £2.2 million.
Our Trust is committed to sustainability and carbon reduction, aiming to decrease our hospitals’ impact on the environment while providing excellent patient care and working environments.
Our Sustainability team lead a number of schemes all aiming to make our Trust as green as possible including energy reduction, waste management and recycling, sustainable travel, and training for our staff.
Pictured left to right are Martin Reeves, Coventry City Council CEO and Chair of the Cross-System Group for Sustainable Health, Francesca Chinery, our Transport Manager, Hyder Mohammad, our Sustainability and Carbon Manager, Kevin Leader, our Head of Estates and Facilities and Professor Lord Robert Winston who presented the awards.