Our vision is to demonstrate, through action, our leadership locally, regionally and nationally in the delivery of sustainable healthcare across the community.
Our Action 50 Green Plan
Our transition into a circular economy way of working redefines what productivity means through a reframing approach to what and how we consume.
Why we need a green plan
The NHS, and therefore CUH, has a priority stake in reducing the significant impacts of human-made climate change on both our physical and mental health.
Our progress so far
Our sustainability progress to date has been productive – we have cut significant amounts of carbon (alongside benefitting from a ‘greening’ of the national power grid) and reduced operational budgets whilst contributing to CUH being an even better place to work.
Our vision for change
The sustainable alternative to high-carbon/high-waste consumption is a constantly revolving system of renewal where fossil fuels are rapidly replaced and everything that is thrown-away is fed directly back into the supply chain by design.
We consider everything we consume as an asset with a real carbon footprint and a real post-consumption value (from energy to equipment, from food to pharmaceuticals and more).
Our Action 50
CUH has created a plan that details 50 distinct actions across three strategic themes: reducing emissions, saving resources and working together.